K-Rod's deal makes 2012 mutual option
The Milwaukee Brewers and Francisco Rodriguez have negotiated a new structure of the reliever's contractual clause, and the end result now is that the Brewers can use K-Rod in any role -- including closer -- without being locked into $17.5 million deal for the 2012 season.
As the Brewers acquired Rodriguez earlier this week, he was 21 games finished away from having his vesting option of $17.5 million for 2012 kick in.
The Brewers, already committed to pay at least $3.5 million ...
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