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Brewers | Francisco Rodriguez closing, for now

Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez is the club's closer, according to manager Ron Roenicke. The manager was asked who that is, because RP Jim Henderson appeared in the eighth inning of the team's game on Saturday, June 29. "Frankie (Rodriguez) was last night," Roenicke said. "He probably would have been the last two nights. It changes with matchups. It changes with matchups, but generically, as of now, Frankie is closing." The manager was asked what impact the trade deadline has on his choice, and he said none, but added, "Not until I meet with (GM Doug Melvin) and Doug tells me something different."

Fantasy Tip: The Brew Crew is unlikely to contend for a playoff spot, so this can easily look like posturing, regardless. K-Rod has pitched quite well since he signed a minor league deal and was promoted to the parent club, however, so there's plenty of merit to the move. He seems to have embraced his less imposing repertoire be virtually eliminating his two-seam fastball, and his improved control has helped him to limit or prevent damage.

2013-06-30 23:59:59 | Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Michael Hunt

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