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Brewers trade closer Rodriguez to Detroit
Milwaukee Brewers

Brewers trade closer Rodriguez to Detroit

Published Nov. 18, 2015 12:55 p.m. ET

DETROIT -- The Brewers have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Detroit Tigers.

The teams announced the trade Wednesday. Milwaukee receives minor league infielder Javier Betancourt and a player to be named.

Rodriguez, who turns 34 in January, went 1-3 with a 2.21 ERA for the Brewers in 2015. He had 38 saves in 40 chances.

Detroit's bullpen has been an issue for the last few seasons. The Tigers this month declined their $10 million option on Joe Nathan. He spent two years with Detroit, struggling in 2014 and missing almost all of 2015 with an elbow injury.

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Detroit finished last in the AL Central this year after winning four straight division titles.

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