Brewers sign K-Rod, Norichika Aoki

Updated: January 17, 2012, 7:23 PM ET
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MILWAUKEE -- The Brewers and reliever Francisco Rodriguez have agreed to an $8 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.

Rodriguez, who had an $11.5 million salary last year, can make $625,000 in performance bonuses based on games finished: $125,000 each for 15, 20 and 25, and $250,000 for 30.

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said the team intends to keep Rodriguez rather than listening to trade proposals.

"I haven't necessarily looked at offers to trade him," Melvin ...

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