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Francisco Rodriguez is drawing interest

Apr 13, 2013, 10:28 AM EDT

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After getting Jose Valverde a minor league deal with the Tigers last week, agent Scott Boras is now trying to find Francisco Rodriguez a new home.

While nothing appears to be imminent, CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the veteran reliever is drawing interest from multiple teams, including the Brewers and Marlins. Heyman’s report also mentioned the Angels as a possibility, but Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com hears that the team isn’t interested in a reunion.

Rodriguez had an underwhelming 4.38 ERA in 78 appearances as a set-up man with the Brewers last season, but he still managed 72 strikeouts in 72 innings. His off-the-field baggage is likely a big reason why he’s still out there as a free agent, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he emerges as a useful bullpen piece somewhere.

  1. dalucks - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    The Mets should give K-Rod a minor league deal. Matt Capps and Brian Wilson are also options to strengthen the bullpen as the Mets starting rotation seems to be doing pretty well so far in the season.
    Even for a team with limited spending capabilities like the Mets can afford a minor league deal to a few veteran players.

  2. 13arod - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    marlins won’t sign him they will trade him if he signs

    • historiophiliac - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

      To the Jays then!

    • Old Gator - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      The Feesh might sign him after all if he proves he can still hit.

    • addictedzone - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      Signing with the Marlins would be perfect for Rodriguez. If he performs well, it will almost guarantee he is traded to a playoff contender later in the season. And if he stinks he can go in the record books with what may be the losingest team in baseball history.

  3. Old Gator - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    You keep putting up suggestive photos like that, of course he’ll draw interest.

  4. brewcrewfan54 - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Nooooooooooooooooooo!

  5. randygnyc - Apr 13, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Regardless of his malignant status, surely he gets signed in short order, assuming he’s not 300 pounds and can pass a physical. MLB bullpens are in particularly bad shape this year.

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