The Milwaukee Brewers traded veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers for 20-year-old minor-league infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later.
Rodriguez is signed through next season and the Tigers will have a club option for 2017. He is set to earn $5.5 million this coming season.
Rodriguez saved 38 games in 40 save opportunities this past season with a 2.21 ERA in 60 appearances. K-Rod is the active saves leader in the majors with 386, which ranks seventh all-time. In 263 games for the Brewers, he [Read more…]