The Brewers have agreed to re-sign reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a two-year, $13 million deal that includes a club option for 2017, as first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. K-Rod was expected to sign at some point this week after being linked to the Marlins, Blue Jays and Nationals in recent days.
Rodriguez, 33, has spent the bulk of the last four seasons with Milwaukee, posting a 3.11 ERA while notching 57 saves in 203 appearances since being acquired from the Mets in 2011. He spent a half-season with the Orioles after being traded at the trade deadline in 2013, and will serve as a late-offseason addition to the Brewers' bullpen for the third straight offseason.
The Brewers added Neal Cotts to their bullpen mix earlier this offseason, and have been linked to available relievers like Jonathan Papelbon and Rafael Soriano in the weeks leading up to the signing of Rodriguez. K-Rod will likely serve as the team's primary closer next season after saving 44 games in an All-Star season last year.
In thirteen major-league seasons with the Angels (2002-2008), Mets (2009-2011), Brewers (2011-2013, 2014), and Orioles (2013), Rodriguez is the owner of a lifetime 2.73 ERA while picking up 348 saves and appearing in the All-Star Game on five separate occasions.