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Francisco Rodriguez, former Mets closer, released by Tigers

Francisco Rodriguez, former Mets closer, released by Tigers”

He probably had some decent trade value in the offseason when the Tigers flirted with trading some of their big-name players - "proven" closers are always coveted by someone - but his struggles forced the club into cutting him after less than half a season.

The Tigers also placed outfielder Alex Presley on the seven-day disabled list with a concussion.

Detroits bullpen woes have been a constant issue in recent years, and Rodriguezs decline in 2017 hasnt helped. He was unhappy to be removed as closer and publicly criticized manager Brad Ausmus' communication style last week. Rodriguez said at the time.

Detroit recalled right-hander Bruce Rondon from Triple-A Toledo to fill the bullpen opening. "It's not really a high-leverage situation".

The Tigers have lost six in a row and are in last place in the AL Central.

Rodriguez has allowed seven runs on seven hits in four appearances since voicing his displeasure about his non-closer role. Over the course of 25.1 innings of work, he has compiled a disappointing 7.82 ERA.

The Tigers traded for Rodriguez in November 2015, and although his strikeout numbers previous year weren't great, he had a solid season, and Detroit exercised his $6 million option for 2017.

Rodriguez had 44 saves last season for the Tigers.

He has a 7.82 ERA and 1.658 WHIP this season.

He's the fourth veteran pitcher to be released or sent down by the franchise this year, joining Mike Pelfrey, Mark Lowe and Anibal Sanchez.

This season, K-Rod is striking out 8.17 batters per nine innings, but opposing hitters are batting.292 with a 1.006 OPS against him.



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