(NEW YORK) — The Milwaukee Brewers are bringing back a familiar face as they’ve agreed on a one-year deal with reliever Francisco Rodriguez.
The deal is worth $3.25 million, but could increase with incentives.
In 2012, the Brewers signed Rodriguez to a free agent contract and pitched very well for them, but was traded midseason to the Baltimore Orioles.
Rodriguez’ first season in Milwuakee was one of his worst as a pro as he went 2-7 with a 4.38 ERA. But in 25 appearances with the club before being traded, he turned it around and went 1-1 with a 1.09 ERA.
Despite his turnaround in Milwaukee last season, it didn’t translate to the American League where he posted a 4.50 ERA in 23 appearances with Baltimore in 2013.
Rodriguez figures to be a major part of the Brewers’ bullpen, just not as a closer. Reliever Jim Henderson recorded 28 saves for the club last season.
Entering his 13th season in the Majors, the 32-year-old Rodriguez has 304 career saves.
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