Orioles add Francisco Rodriguez in trade with Brewers


The Baltimore Orioles have added Francisco Rodriguez to their bullpen. On Tuesday the Orioles added the veteran reliever in exchange for Nick Delmonico.

Rodriguez will move into a setup role in Baltimore ahead of closer Jim Johnson.

The Brewers had moved Rodriguez to the closers role and he holds a 1.09 ERA and 26/9 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings this season. With his departure the Brewers will return that role to Jim Henderson who lost the job largely due an earlier injury.

Signed to a minor league deal earlier this year, Rodriguez will become a free agent at the end of the season.

In exchange for picking up Rodriguez the Orioles gave up Nick Delmonico. The 21-year-old has played across the infield in his brief minor league career and had produced 13 home runs and a .244/.351/.471 line at High-A.

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