Brewers, Francisco Rodriguez announce two-year deal

Thursday February 26th, 2015

The Milwaukee Brewers and reliever Francisco Rodriguez have agreed a two-year contract with a team option for 2017, the team announced on Saturday.

The deal was first reported last month by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which said Rodriguez will earn $3 million in the first year of the deal and $6 million in the second year. Rodriguez has had multiple stints in Milwaukee over the last four seasons. 

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[]The Brewers acquired Rodriguez in a trade with the New York Mets in July 2011. He spent the rest of that season and the 2012 season with Milwaukee before being dealt to the Baltimore Orioles in July 2013.

Milwaukee then re-signed Rodriguez to a one-year deal in February 2014. In 68 innings over 69 appearances last season, Rodriguez recorded a 3.04 ERA with 44 saves, 73 strikeouts and 18 walks.

Rodriguez spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Angels. He set a major-league record with 62 saves in 2008.

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