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Francisco Rodriguez Traded to Brewers

by Photo of Andrew Lontos

The Mets have traded their closer to Milwaukee.

Francisco Rodriguez Traded to Brewers

According to Jon Heyman's twitter, the New York Mets have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez and cash to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named later. Rodriguez has a $17.5 million option for 2012 if he finishes 55 games this year, which is why New York was so eager to move him. He has finished 34 games so far, to go along with 23 saves and a 3.14 ERA. The Brewers surely do not want to be on the hook for that money, and therefore will probably use him as a setup man for Jon Axford. Interestingly enough, K-Rod's new agent Scott Boras does not want his client to be a setup man, Via Newsday:

"Francisco Rodriguez is a historic closer," Boras said at the player availabilities at a ritzy area hotel. "He's not going anywhere to be a setup man."

Will this trade be the first of many for the Mets? Is Carlos Beltran next? Stay tuned as Charged.fm will explore the possible trade destinations for Beltran very soon.

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