|Jan. 28 6:12 PM PT7:12 PM MT8:12 PM CT9:12 PM ET21:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)8:12 PM CT-The Phillies have signed six-time All-Star closer Francisco Rodriguez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Analysis: K-Rod ranks fourth on the career list with 437 saves, including the single-season record of 62 in 2008 for the Angels. But the 36-year-old right-hander is coming off his worst season in the majors. He had a 7.82 ERA in 28 appearances with Detroit last season. Rodriguez was 44 for 49 in save chances just two years ago. He gives Philadelphia another option in the late innings along with Hector Neris and Pat Neshek.
|June 23 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-The Tigers have released Rodriguez following another poor outing on Thursday.
Analysis: The 35-year-old was removed from the closer's role in May and had his season ERA rise to 7.92 after allowing a game-breaking grand slam to Robinson Cano in the Tigers' 9-6 loss at Seattle. Rodgriguez was in the final season of a three-year, $17 million contract the six-time All-Star signed with the Brewers in 2015, prior to his trade to Detroit in December of that year.
|June 20 10:22 AM PT11:22 AM MT12:22 PM CT1:22 PM ET13:22 ET17:22 GMT1:22 10:22 AM MST12:22 PM EST12:52 PM VEN21:22 UAE12:22 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez allowed two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Monday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.66 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.|
|June 15 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET23:05 ET3:05 GMT11:05 8:05 PM MST10:05 PM EST10:35 PM VEN7:05 UAE (+1)10:05 PM CT-Rodriguez allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.35 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Rodriguez blew his sixth save.
|June 14 7:54 AM PT8:54 AM MT9:54 AM CT10:54 AM ET10:54 ET14:54 GMT22:54 7:54 AM MST9:54 AM EST10:24 AM VEN18:54 UAE9:54 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Tuesday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.23 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He's not the fantasy force he once was, but Rodriguez, who was demoted earlier this season after struggling, showed he can still be an effective reliever in the seventh inning.
|June 12 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Sunday. Rodriguez struck out two, ending the game with a 6.53 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.|
|June 11 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE11:48 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Boston Red Sox 11-3 on Saturday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.86 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the season.|
|June 8 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 11-4 on Thursday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.98 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.|
|June 6 8:26 PM PT9:26 PM MT10:26 PM CT11:26 PM ET23:26 ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST10:56 PM VEN7:26 UAE (+1)10:26 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Tuesday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.36 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.|
|May 30 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez improved to 2-5, allowing two runs on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 10-7 on Monday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.79 ERA and 1.79 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Rodriguez blew yet another save but claimed a victory in his first appearance since May 21. He lost the closer job earlier this season, as he has five blown saves in 12 opportunities, and should remain on waivers in fantasy. He has given up six home runs in 17 1/3 innings after serving up one more Monday.
|May 22 6:58 AM PT7:58 AM MT8:58 AM CT9:58 AM ET9:58 ET13:58 GMT21:58 6:58 AM MST8:58 AM EST9:28 AM VEN17:58 UAE8:58 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Sunday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.16 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.|
|May 17 10:15 PM PT11:15 PM MT12:15 AM CT1:15 AM ET1:15 ET5:15 GMT13:15 10:15 PM MST12:15 AM EST12:45 AM VEN9:15 UAE12:15 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-5, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Baltimore Orioles 13-11 on Tuesday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with an 8.16 ERA and 1.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: K-Rod has allowed seven runs and six hits, including two homers, with four walks in his last five appearances, spanning 3 2/3 innings.
|May 15 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Sunday. Rodriguez struck out two, ending the game with a 7.43 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.|
|May 12 6:42 AM PT7:42 AM MT8:42 AM CT9:42 AM ET9:42 ET13:42 GMT21:42 6:42 AM MST8:42 AM EST9:12 AM VEN17:42 UAE8:42 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-1 on Thursday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.82 ERA and 1.89 WHIP on the season.|
|May 9 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-Detroit manager Brad Ausmus says Justin Wilson will replace Rodriguez as the Tigers' closer.
Analysis: Rodriguez is fourth all-time with 437 career saves but has blown four saves in 11 tries this season. He blew two over the weekend in Oakland. On Sunday, he allowed a two-run walk-off home run to Ryan Healey in an 8-6 A's win. The 35-year-old Rodriguez has an 8.49 ERA.
|May 8 7:01 AM PT8:01 AM MT9:01 AM CT10:01 AM ET10:01 ET14:01 GMT22:01 7:01 AM MST9:01 AM EST9:31 AM VEN18:01 UAE9:01 AM CT-Rodriguez fell to 1-4, allowing three runs on two hits and one walk in 0.1 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Sunday. Rodriguez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.49 ERA and 2.06 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was the second straight game K-Rod has blown a save.
|May 7 9:28 AM PT10:28 AM MT11:28 AM CT12:28 PM ET12:28 ET16:28 GMT0:28 9:28 AM MST11:28 AM EST11:58 AM VEN20:28 UAE11:28 AM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-3, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.35 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the season.|
|May 2 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez recorded his seventh save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-2 on Tuesday. Rodriguez struck out one, ending the game with a 5.06 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.|
|Apr. 30 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Sunday. Rodriguez struck out two, ending the game with a 5.59 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.|
|Apr. 27 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Francisco Rodriguez fell to 1-2, allowing one run on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday. Rodriguez struck out one.
Analysis: The veteran closer is struggling with a 6.23 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in nine appearances.
|Apr. 7 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-The Tigers blew a 4-0 lead Friday in the top of the eighth inning, when Pablo Sandoval gave the Red Sox the lead with a three-run homer off Rodriguez.
Analysis: Rodriguez, though, got the win when Detroit scored twice in the bottom half of the inning. The Red Sox put runners on second and third in the ninth against Rodriguez, but Chris Young popped out to end it.
|Apr. 4 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Rodriguez relieved with two on in the ninth Tuesday and retired three straight batters to save a 6-3 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: He gave up an RBI groundout to Jacob May before catcher James McCann leaned over the railing in front of the Tigers dugout to snag Tyler Saladino's foul for the final out.
|Mar. 11 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Rodriguez hurt his groin during Venezuela's win over Italy in the World Baseball Classic, though he said afterward the injury was merely a cramp.
Analysis: Rodriguez was injured making a relay throw to Salvador Perez on the same play the Kansas City catcher was run into by Royals teammate Drew Butera and hurt his left knee. If the veteran closer's injury indeed isn't serious, it shouldn't impact his availability for opening day.
|Mar. 4 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST6:31 PM VEN3:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Rodriguez had control trouble Saturday in his only game action before leaving for the World Baseball Classic, walking two in a brief stint. Rodriguez had been scheduled to take the mound Wednesday, but the outing was pushed back due to hamstring tightness. Instead, he relieved in the fifth inning against the New York Yankees and exited with the bases loaded and two outs.
Analysis: The right-hander started the inning by getting a flyball from Starlin Castro and striking out Chase Headley on a 3-2 pitch. After walking Ronald Torreyes on a full count and giving up Clint Frazier's single, Rodriguez's day ended when Dustin Fowler drew a walk that loaded the bases.
|2002||Ana||0||0||0 - 0||5||0||0||5.2||3||0||0||0||2||1||13||0.88||0.00|
|2003||Ana||8||3||2 - 6||59||0||0||86.0||50||30||29||12||35||5||95||0.99||3.03|
|2004||Ana||4||1||12 - 19||69||0||0||84.0||51||21||17||2||33||1||123||1.00||1.82|
|2005||LAA||2||5||45 - 50||66||0||0||67.1||45||20||20||7||32||3||91||1.14||2.67|
|2006||LAA||2||3||47 - 51||69||0||0||73.0||52||16||14||6||28||5||98||1.10||1.73|
|2007||LAA||5||2||40 - 46||64||0||0||67.1||50||22||21||3||34||0||90||1.25||2.81|
|2008||LAA||2||3||62 - 69||76||0||0||68.1||54||21||17||4||34||4||77||1.29||2.24|
|2009||NYM||3||6||35 - 42||70||0||0||68.0||51||34||28||7||38||6||73||1.31||3.71|
|2010||NYM||4||2||25 - 30||53||0||0||57.1||45||14||14||3||21||4||67||1.15||2.20|
|2011||NYM||2||2||23 - 26||42||0||0||42.2||44||15||15||3||16||4||46||1.41||3.16|
|2011||Mil||4||0||0 - 3||31||0||0||29.0||23||7||6||1||10||0||33||1.14||1.86|
|2011||Tot||6||2||23 - 29||73||0||0||71.2||67||22||21||4||26||4||79||1.30||2.64|
|2012||Mil||2||7||3 - 10||78||0||0||72.0||65||37||35||8||31||1||72||1.33||4.38|
|2013||Mil||1||1||10 - 10||25||0||0||24.2||17||3||3||2||9||3||26||1.05||1.09|
|2013||Bal||2||1||0 - 0||23||0||0||22.0||25||11||11||5||5||1||28||1.36||4.50|
|2013||Tot||3||2||10 - 10||48||0||0||46.2||42||14||14||7||14||4||54||1.20||2.70|
|2014||Mil||5||5||44 - 49||69||0||0||68.0||49||23||23||14||18||1||73||0.99||3.04|
|2015||Mil||1||3||38 - 40||60||0||0||57.0||38||15||14||6||11||1||62||0.86||2.21|
|2016||Det||3||4||44 - 49||61||0||0||58.1||45||24||21||6||21||1||52||1.13||3.24|
|2017||Det||2||5||7 - 13||28||0||0||25.1||31||23||22||9||11||1||23||1.66||7.82|
|Career||52||53||437 - 513||948||0||0||976.0||738||336||310||98||389||42||1142||1.15||2.86|
|2002||Ana||Total||5||1||0 - 2||11||0||0||18.2||10||5||4||2||5||0||28||1.93|
|LDS||2||0||0 - 1||3||0||0||5.2||2||2||2||1||2||0||8||3.18|
|LCS||2||0||0 - 1||4||0||0||4.1||2||0||0||0||2||0||7||0.00|
|WS||1||1||0 - 0||4||0||0||8.2||6||3||2||1||1||0||13||2.08|
|2004||Ana||Total||0||2||0 - 0||2||0||0||4.2||4||2||2||0||3||1||5||3.86|
|LDS||0||2||0 - 0||2||0||0||4.2||4||2||2||0||3||1||5||3.86|
|2005||LAA||Total||0||0||3 - 3||5||0||0||5.2||7||3||1||1||3||0||5||1.59|
|LDS||0||0||2 - 2||3||0||0||3.1||5||1||1||1||0||0||2||2.70|
|LCS||0||0||1 - 1||2||0||0||2.1||2||2||0||0||3||0||3||0.00|
|2007||LAA||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||0.1||1||2||2||1||1||1||1||54.00|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||0.1||1||2||2||1||1||1||1||54.00|
|2008||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.1||5||2||2||1||2||0||2||7.71|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.1||5||2||2||1||2||0||2||7.71|
|2011||Mil||Total||0||0||0 - 0||5||0||0||5.0||5||1||1||0||4||0||8||1.80|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||0||0||2.0||2||0||0||0||3||0||4||0.00|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||3||0||0||3.0||3||1||1||0||1||0||4||3.00|
|Career||5||4||3 - 5||26||0||0||36.2||32||15||12||5||18||2||49||2.95|