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Orioles acquire K-Rod from Brewers in exchange for Minor League INF Delmonico

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired RHP FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for minor league INF NICK DELMONICO.

Rodriguez, 31, is 1-1 with 10 saves, a 1.09 ERA (24.2IP, 3ER), 26 strikeouts and nine walks in 25 appearances for Milwaukee this season. He has recorded double-digit saves in nine of the last 10 seasons, including a major league record 62 in 2008 with the Los Angeles Angels. His 304 career saves are third most among active players and 21st most all-time.

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A 6th round draft pick by the Orioles in the 2011 First Year Player Draft out of Farragut High School (TN), Delmonico, 20, batted .244/.351/.471 in 60 games with Class-A Frederick this season after hitting .249/.351/.411 in 95 games for Class-A Delmarva in 2012.

To make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster, OF NOLAN REIMOLD has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

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