Francisco Rodriguez

Francisco Rodriguez

Age: 37Bats: RThrows: R

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Francisco Rodriguez likely headed to Nationals

The Washington Nationals are expected to sign Francisco Rodriguez, according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.

Fantasy Impact

Rodriguez, who was released by the Tigers after a truly dreadful season, couldn't land in a much better spot. The Nationals have been searching for reliable relievers all season, and, although K-Rod is far from that, he does bring the "closer experience" that Dusty Baker probably craves. It's unclear what role Rodriguez will step into if he does sign with the Nationals, but he's not a bad add if you're speculating for saves.

Dan Harris2 years ago
Francisco Rodriguez lit up in relief again

Francisco Rodriguez surrendered four runs on two hits in just one inning of work in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact

K-Rod just can't get anything going this year and has been abysmal since his demotion from the closer role... although that's what lost him the job in the first place. He's now sporting an unsightly 2-5 record, 7.82 ERA and 1.66 WHIP and doesn't even figure into any holds. He shouldn't be on your fantasy roster.

Francisco Rodriguez out as closer in Detroit

Francisco Rodriguez is out as Tigers closer, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Justin Wilson will now get the ball in save situations for the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact

Given his recent struggles, it is no surprise the Tigers decided to replace Rodriguez with Justin Wilson. After two straight disastrous outings and a run of unspectacular appearances, he now has an ERA of 8.49. Even if Wilson struggles in the closer role, the Tigers may consider someone else before turning back to Rodriguez. As a 35-year old reliever with reduced velocity, Rodriguez has a lot of work ahead of him if he wants to save any more games.

Mike Maher2 years ago
Francisco Rodriguez blows another save, closer role now in jeopardy

Francisco Rodriguez blew his fourth save of the season and his second in as many nights on Sunday, allowing a walkoff home run to Ryon Healy. His final line was 0.1 IP, two hits, three runs, and a walk.

Fantasy Impact

This was likely the last straw for K-Rod. Even if he somehow still has the job after this outing, he can safely be dropped in any format. Current Tigers 8th inning man Justin Wilson has been brilliant and is worth owning in all formats now.

Daniel Knese2 years ago
Francisco Rodriguez blows third save

Francisco Rodriguez blew his third save of the season on Saturday against Oakland, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in 2/3 IP. He struck out one.

Fantasy Impact

K-Rod has converted seven of his 10 save opportunities. He's generally looked pretty hittable all year, as he now sports a 6.35 ERA and 1.85 WHIP and has been scored upon in seven of his 12 appearances. Fantasy owners need to grab his handcuff, Justin Wilson, and just hope manager Brad Ausmus removes K-Rod from the closer role.

Daniel Knese2 years ago