|Nov. 18 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET17:34 GMT1:34 10:34 AM MST12:34 PM EST1:04 PM VEN21:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-The Tigers have acquired Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers in their latest attempt to stabilize the back end of their bullpen. The teams announced the trade Wednesday. Milwaukee receives minor league infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named.
Analysis: Rodriguez, who turns 34 in January, went 1-3 with a 2.21 ERA for the Brewers in 2015. He had 38 saves in 40 chances. Detroit's bullpen has been an issue for the last few seasons. The Tigers this month declined their $10 million option on Joe Nathan.
|Feb. 26 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-The veteran closer reached a two-year, $13 million deal with the Brewers on Thursday.
Analysis: The 33-year-old reliever revived his career last season after going 44 of 49 in save opportunities. He has signed with the Brewers for a fourth straight year, though this time he has a multi-year deal. The move solidifies a bullpen in which presumed closer Jonathan Broxton figures to move back into a setup role to make room for Rodriguez, who has 348 career saves.