Tigers Acquire Francisco Rodriquez From Brewers
John Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Detroit Tigers have acquired Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers.
K-Rod is traded to tigers
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 18, 2015
The Tigers had been linked to a number of relievers, and finally get the help they need with K-Rod. The Tigers will also absorb the entirety of the Rodriguez contract.
tigers will absorb $9.5M left on k-rod thru ’16 in the deal (uncluding ’17 buyout). so milw gets savings here. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 18, 2015
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is also reports that this likely takes Detroit out of the running for Aroldis Chapman. The price seemed to be too high.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 18, 2015
The Milwaukee Brewers will receive Javier Betancourt and a player to be named later from the Tigers as reported by Augusto Cárdenas.