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Francisco Rodriguez is returning to the Brewers again

Feb 7, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

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Francisco Rodriguez and the Brewers are getting back together, with Adam McCalvy of reporting that the two sides have agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal.

Rodriguez spent part of 2011, all of 2012, and part of 2013 with the Brewers before being traded to the Orioles in July of last year. Overall for Milwaukee he threw 126 innings with a 3.15 ERA and 131/50 K/BB ratio, so it’s easy to see why the Brewers would want him back and the price is certainly reasonable.

He’ll begin the season in a setup role in front of closer Jim Henderson and Rodriguez, despite once being one of the most successful young closers in MLB history, has not topped 25 saves in a season since 2009.

  1. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Feb 7, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    While his numbers were pretty good with the Orioles, it’s a little misleading. He absolutely got lit up in close run situations, and eventually lost the trust of Buck Showalter. His numbers got a lot better when he got dropped to mop up duties.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - Feb 7, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    This isn’t bad news.

  3. bbk1000 - Feb 7, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I really wish the Mets brought him back…sans father in law…..or something like that….

  4. onbucky96 - Feb 7, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Great, we can trade him for another bag of magic beans. Rock on with your bad self Doug Melvin.

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