DETROIT, Mich. – The Detroit Tigers have acquired a new closing pitcher.
The Tigers announced they have traded infielder Javier Betancourt to the Milwaukee Brewers for reliever Francisco Rodriguez. The trade also has “players to be named later” involved.
Rodriguez is 33, and posted a 1-3 record with a 2.21 ERA in 2015. In 60 games, he had 62 strikeouts and 38 saves.