Francisco Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Recently released Francisco Rodriguez agrees to deal with Nats

    ESPN "The Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed pitcher Francisco Rodriguez, according to ESPN's Buster Olney and multiple reports. Rodriguez was released last week by the Detroit Tigers. He will report to the Nationals' minor league facility in West Palm..." June 27

  • Nationals In Talks With Francisco Rodriguez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Right-hander Francisco Rodriguez, who was recently released by the Tigers, is being pursued by the Nationals and is likely to end up signing there, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). The Nationals, of course, have a clear need for bullpen help, and while K-Rod has been torched..." June 26

  • Tigers release struggling closer Francisco Rodriguez

    Detroit Free Press "Francisco Rodriguez wanted to pitch in high-leverage situations again. He won’t pitch in any situation again for the Tigers. The Tiger opted today to release Rodriguez, who had continued to struggle after losing the closer’s job to Justin Wilson. The Tigers announced this afternoon they have..." June 23

  • K-Rod’s explosive Tigers rant blows up in his face

    New York Post "The end might be near for Francisco Rodriguez, and he isn’t going quietly. The longtime reliever called out Tigers manager Brad Ausmus this week for a lack of communication and complained about his role on the team. K-Rod started the season as the Tigers closer, but after four blown saves in..." June 16

  • K-Rod vents over prolonged mop-up relief role

    Detroit News "If you think Francisco Rodriguez is content with his current role in the Tigers’ bullpen – well, you don’t understand how hot his competitive fires burn. He is far from content. “That’s a question that really irritates me,” he said before the game on Tuesday. “Am I being judged on 10 outings?..." June 14

  • Justin Wilson named new Tigers' closer, replacing Francisco Rodriguez

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers have a new closer. Left-hander Justin Wilson will replace Francisco Rodriguez as the Tigers' primary reliever in the ninth inning, manager Brad Ausmus said before Tuesday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Rodriguez has blown four saves this season,..." May 10

  • Struggling Francisco Rodriguez’s job seems to be secure

    Detroit Free Press "Francisco Rodriguez wasn't the reason the Detroit Tigers lost to the Mariners on Thursday. That, as manager Brad Ausmus fact-checked a reporter, fell on the flat offense. But the veteran closer again couldn't get the job done in the ninth inning, taking the loss and looking no different than he..." April 28

  • Rodriguez gives Tigers some assurance: ‘I’m fine’

    Detroit News "It certainly looked bad when it happened. Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez, after collecting an errant relay and throwing out the would-be winning run at the plate Saturday during WBC play, struggled to get to his feet and limped off the field. Later, he was shown on a cell phone..." March 12