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11 hours ago
KFFL
Detroit Tigers RHP Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday, June 23.
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Tigers vs. Padres: Live scoring, stats, chat

Tigers vs. Padres: Live scoring, stats, chat

Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonights game in the comments section. SAN DIEGO -- The first of what could be many big shake-ups for the Detroit Tigers in the next five weeks happened on Friday night. Veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez is out, replaced by Bruce Rondon.  Rondon could be an option out of the bullpen tonight when the Tigers face the San Diego Padres in the series opener at Petco Field. Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonight's game in the comments...
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
How K-Rod reacted when Tigers told him he was being let go

How K-Rod reacted when Tigers told him he was being let go

He tried everything he could and we tried everything we could and it just didnt work out, general manager Al Avila said. SAN DIEGO -- Detroit Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez boarded a plane in Seattle with the rest of his teammates after Thursday night's game and arrived in southern California at about 3 a.m. local time on Friday. By that time, Tigers general manager Al Avila had already talked with team owner Chris Ilitch and gotten approval to make a move that had become unavoidable: Parting ways with K-Rod. "It had to be done, in our opinion. We're still...
Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

He is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year
Los Angeles Times 11 hours ago

MLB: Tigers release reliever Francisco Rodriguez

The Detroit Tigers have released Francisco Rodriguez, one day after the 35-year-old reliever gave up a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 earned-run average this season. Detroit removed him from the...
Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Detroit Tigers have released Francisco Rodriguez, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing.
Washington Times 12 hours ago

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have released Francisco Rodriguez, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year. Detroit removed ...
Scout 12 hours ago

Tigers Release Francisco Rodriguez

Is Francisco Rodriguez's MLB career done?
MLB Daily Dish 12 hours ago
Tigers release former closer Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers release former closer Francisco Rodriguez

The Tigers have released veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez, the team announced Friday. In a corresponding move, the Tigers recalled right-hander Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo. Rodriguez was let go after pitching poorly in his 16th season and second year of his three-year, $17 million deal. The 35-year-old right-hander, known as K-Rod for his ability to strike out batters at a high rate, was 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA and only seven saves in 28 games. He lost his role as Detroit’s closer on May 9 to Justin Wilson after blowing six saves and still couldn’t be relied upon coming out of the...
Grand Rapids Press 13 hours ago
Tigers release veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers release veteran closer Francisco Rodriguez

The Tigers recalled right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo to take his place. SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The Detroit Tigers are cutting ties with veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez. The team gave K-Rod his release six weeks after he lost his job as closer and only one day after he gave up a grand slam that sent the Tigers to their sixth consecutive loss. The Tigers recalled right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo to take his place. The team announced the move just hours before their series opener against the San Diego Padres Friday...
MLB Trade Rumors 13 hours ago

Tigers Release Francisco Rodriguez

The Tigers announced today that they have released veteran righty Francisco Rodriguez. He’ll be replaced on the active roster by righty Bruce Rondon. Detroit also announced that it has selected the contract of outfielder Matt Den Dekker. He’ll take the spot of Alex Presley, who’s headed to the 7-day concussion DL.
KFFL 15 hours ago

Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez cut

Detroit Tigers RHP Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday, June 23.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 23, 2017
After another meltdown, time has come for Tigers, K-Rod to part ways

After another meltdown, time has come for Tigers, K-Rod to part ways

The only plausible reason to hold on to Rodriguez is the hope that he might do enough in the next five weeks to convince some other team to take him. Its not worth it. SEATTLE -- Ten days after he blasted his manager for relegating him to mop-up duty, Francisco Rodriguez was given yet another chance to perform in a close game. This one, like so many others this year, didn't go well. In fact, it seemed to be following a familiar script. First there were the self-inflicted wounds -- the hit batsman and the walk -- and then the bomb. Robinson Cano's grand...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 23, 2017
K-Rod gives up slam as Tigers are swept in Seattle, slip into last place

K-Rod gives up slam as Tigers are swept in Seattle, slip into last place

The Tigers have lost six in a row, their longest since a seven-game skid on May 3-9, 2016. SEATTLE -- The Detroit Tigers will limp out of Safeco Field in last place after dropping four games to the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners' 9-6 win on Thursday night offered a fitting finale for a miserable series. The Tigers' offense was held in check by a rookie starter making his MLB debut, and the game was sealed when reliever Francisco Rodriguez gave up a grand slam to Robinson Cano in the seventh. The Tigers have lost six in a row, their longest since a seven-game...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 16, 2017
Ignoring boobirds and looming trade treadline, Tigers focus on positive after late win

Ignoring boobirds and looming trade treadline, Tigers focus on positive after late win

I think everybody could be a little more positive, Justin Verlander said. Its easier to say, This guy or that guy isnt doing well. Probably better headlines, too. DETROIT -- In the midst of a line of questioning after Thursday's win, Justin Verlander cut in with a request. "I prefer to focus on the positive." The question was about his five walks; or maybe it was Francisco Rodriguez's performance; or the health of Miguel Cabrera; or the Tigers' fleeting chances in the AL Central. "In this clubhouse, I think we're in a good frame of mind," Verlander said. "We've...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 15, 2017
Miguel Cabrera hits walk-off home run as Tigers rally to beat Rays

Miguel Cabrera hits walk-off home run as Tigers rally to beat Rays

It was his first home run this season since May 20. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez stumbled in his return to a high-leverage relief role, but Miguel Cabrera bailed him out with a walk-off win in the ninth inning.  Cabrera hit a two-run home run, his first in more than 100 plate appearances, as the Tigers beat the Rays 5-3 Thursday night at Comerica Park.  Tigers starter Justin Verlander allowed two runs through seven innings before giving way to Rodriguez in the eighth. Rodriguez was pitching for the first time since...

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