ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Twitter that the Detroit Tigers are hoping to acquire 31 year old Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez.
Rodriguez or K-Rod, could very well end up Detroit, but the Tigers will more than likely have to pay a heft price for the right handed pitcher. This season he has an excellent 1.14 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 26/8 K/BB in 23 and 2/3 innings.
If the Brewers get offered the right package for Rodriguez, he could possibly become the Detroit Tigers new closer. Right now the Milwaukee Brewers are in last place so they are sellers in this season’s trade market. So anything they could get back for K-Rod could be very good for this team’s farm system, unless they receive cash.
The Tigers are in a 1st place battle with the Cleveland Indians, with 1.5 games separating the 2 at the top of the division. Their closing spot has been a question all season, so picking up Francisco Rodriguez could be their answer.
But what are they willing to give up to acquire him? We will keep you updated as trade talks between the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers continue. They need to figure something out and fast, as the Boston Red Sox are in the hunt for him also.
There is some hope in the Tigers’ organization that when the dust settles, they will be the team that lands Francisco Rodriguez. We’ll see.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2013