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The Milwaukee Brewers and reliever Francisco Rodriguez are set to reunite as the two sides are nearing an agreement. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that the Brewers were involved in discussions with the former closer. Minutes later, he tweeted that a deal was close to being done.
MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy says the deal is for one year, worth $3.25 million with an additional $550,000 worth of incentives.
Rodriguez, 32, pitched for the Brewers in parts of 2011 and 2013. 2012 was the only full season K-Rod was a member of the Brewers. Milwaukee traded him to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for 3B Nicky Delmonico.
The Brewers’ 40 man roster is currently full, which means someone will have to be removed in order to make room for Rodriguez. He will most likely be the set-up man for Jim Henderson.
Across 11 big league seasons, Rodriguez owns a 2.70 ERA along with 304 career saves.