Francisco Rodriguez a free agent

Updated: October 30, 2011, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

Milwaukee reliever Francisco Rodriguez was among 148 players who became free agents Sunday after his $17.5 million mutual option expired.

K-Rod's deal was reworked when he was traded from the New York Mets during the All-Star break, changing it from an option that would have become guaranteed had he finished 55 games. Rodriguez, used as a setup man by the Brewers, gets a $4 million buyout, up from the original $3.5 million. According to the reworking of the option, it would only have come ...

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