Orioles acquire K-Rod from Brewers for prospect

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.

The Orioles cleared space for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster Tuesday by transferring outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 60-day disabled list before their game against the Kansas City Royals.

Rodriguez was one of the game's best relievers during his time with the Angels, saving a major league-record 62 games in 2008. He later spent three seasons as a closer with the Mets that are remembered mostly for an alleged assault of his girlfriend's father at the ballpark.

The 31-year-old Rodriguez has revitalized his career the past three years in Milwaukee, going 1-1 with 10 saves and a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances this season.

Delmonico, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011, was hitting .244 in 60 games for Class-A Frederick. He hit .249 in 95 games for Class-A Delmarva last season.






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