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Francisco Rodríguez
6.23 6 9
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-0 / 180 NFBC ADP: 132.21
Position: RPBorn: 1/7/1982 Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Angels (1998)

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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.

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