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Brewers sign K-Rod to 1-year deal

Francisco Rodriguez. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers sign K-Rod to 1-year deal

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jan 17, 2012

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Brewers say they have signed one of their key relievers to a new contract.

According to a spokesman, the Brewers have signed right-hander Francisco Rodriguez to a one-year deal, avoiding salary arbitration.

The pitcher known as "K-Rod" went 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA for the Brewers in their 2011 National League Central Division Championship season.

The Brewers declined to give salary details.