Francisco Rodriguez is Milwaukee bound once again…
The 32-year-old Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher, “K-Rod” as he’s known, has agreed to a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers worth $3.25 million plus incentives.
Rodriguez, a four-time MLB All-Star, could earn another $550,000 in bonuses. The contract includes a $100,000 bonus for 55 innings pitched and incentives for games finished; $50,000 each for 15 and 20 games; $75,000 for 25 and 30 games; and $100,000 each for 35 and 40 games.
Rodriguez, a World Series champion, has 304 saves in 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles.
Milwaukee signed Rodriguez as a free agent last spring before trading him to Baltimore in late July in a deal for minor leaguer Nick Delmonico.
In 2008, Rodriguez set a major league record with 62 saves for the Angels. He has notched three finishes in the top five in Cy Young Award balloting.
Rodriguez brings depth and another veteran arm to a Milwaukee bullpen headed by Jim Henderson, who recorded 28 saves and struck out 75 batters in 60 innings as a 30-year-old rookie last season.