Mar. 1 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 HE21:34 GMT5:34 CST2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez has reported to spring training after acquiring a work visa and leaving an unsettled situation in Venezuela. Analisis: Brewers manager Ron Roenicke says Rodriguez wasn't able to do much in the way of baseball activities because he was worried about leaving the house. Roenicke said Saturday that missed time isn't a concern for Rodriguez. The 32-year-old reliever was traded from Milwaukee to Baltimore last July.
Feb. 7 3:57 PM PT4:57 PM MT5:57 PM CT6:57 PM ET18:57 HE23:57 GMT7:57 CST4:57 PM MST6:57 PM EST7:27 PM VEN3:57 UAE (+1)5:57 PM CT-The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a $3.25 million, one-year contract Friday. K-Rod could earn another $550,000 in bonuses. The contract includes a $100,000 bonus for 55 innings pitched and incentives for games finished: $50,000 each for 15 and 20 games; $75,000 for 25 and 30 games; and $100,000 each for 35 and 40 games. Analisis: Rodriguez is 41-36 with a 2.70 ERA and 304 saves in 730 relief appearances with the Angels, Mets, Brewers and Orioles. Rodriguez's 62 saves with the Angels in 2008 are a single-season record, and his 304 career saves are tied for 21st all-time with Jeff Montgomery. He should start the season as a setup man for Jim Henderson.