Orioles acquire K-Rod from Brewers for prospect

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have acquired reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico.

The Orioles cleared space for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster Tuesday by transferring outfielder Nolan Reimold to the 60-day disabled list before their game against the Kansas City Royals.

Rodriguez was one of the game's best relievers during his time with the Angels, saving a major league-record 62 games in 2008. He later spent three seasons as a closer with the Mets that are remembered mostly for an alleged assault of his girlfriend's father at the ballpark.

The 31-year-old Rodriguez has revitalized his career the past three years in Milwaukee, going 1-1 with 10 saves and a 1.09 ERA in 25 appearances this season.

Delmonico, a sixth-round draft pick in 2011, was hitting .244 in 60 games for Class-A Frederick. He hit .249 in 95 games for Class-A Delmarva last season.

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