K-Rod accepts Brewers' arbitration offer

Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrates an out at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc.,...

Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez celebrates an out at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisc., Oct. 7, 2011. (JEFF HAYNES/Reuters)

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DALLAS - Right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez has decided to accept the Milwaukee Brewers' arbitration offer.

Unable to land a deal to his liking, Rodriguez will stay on for another year in Milwaukee and will get a nice raise from the $11.5 million he earned last season.

Given his high salary last season it was odd that the Brewers even offered him arbitration considering he would be a set-up man at best with John Axford entrenched as the team's closer.

Rodriguez, who was acquired on July 12 of last season in a trade from the New York Mets, had a mutual option worth $17.5 million dollars for next season declined by the Brewers shortly after the end of the season.

The major-league record holder for saves in a single season (62), Rodriguez had a 6-2 record with a 2.64 ERA and 23 saves last season, serving mainly as an eighth-inning man with Milwaukee.


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