Orioles bolster pen by acquiring Milwaukee’s F. Rodriguez

July 23, 2013 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Tuesday that they have acquired right-handed pitcher right-handed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.

Rodriguez, 31, is 1-1 with 10 saves, a 1.09 ERA (24.2IP, 3ER), 26 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 appearances for Milwaukee this season. He has recorded double-digit saves in nine of the last 10 seasons, including a major league record 62 in 2008 with the Los Angeles Angels. His 304 career saves are third most among active players and 21st most all-time.

A 6th round draft pick by the Orioles in the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Farragut High School (TN), Delmonico, 20, batted .244/.351/.471 in 60 games with Class-A Frederick this season after hitting .249/.351/.411 in 95 games for Class-A Delmarva in 2012.

To make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, outfielder Nolan Reimold has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. BK Says:

    Hey Steve, you do realize this guy lost his closer job a few years ago in Milwaukee due to blowing too many saves and being wild and inconsistent right? He blew 7 saves alone in 2012 and only converted 3 TOTAL saves that year. That is only 3 saves out of 10 save chances just last year. He had a 4.38 ERA and 1.33 WHIP last year. As bad as you think Johnson is in this ‘awful’ year of his, he only has 6 blown saves in 41 chances, 35 saves, 3.55 ERA, and a 1.29 WHIP. That is less blown saves in 31 MORE chances than K-Rod from last year. Your statement is laughable and typical B’more drivel. Sorry, that is the truth.

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