It wasn’t long after the Tigers released their ex-closing pitcher K-Rod that he found himself another home in the minors playing for the Syracuse Chiefs.

After coming off from a stellar year, Francisco Rodriguez landed himself a demoted job as he classifies as “mop-up” but lack of a better word: relief pitcher.

Rodriguez left the Tigers with a career high 7.82 ERA in which went down from his sadly 9.00 ERA once removed as a closer.

With just 25.1 innings pitched, the 35 year old had given up 9 home runs, 31 hits, 23 runs and 22 earned runs.

It was needless to say this release had to be done and was better late than never.

Fox Sports writer Ken Rosenthal confirmed by tweet stating:

K-Rod to minors once deal with Nationals is done. Team liked K rate, K/BB rate. HR rate clearly alarming. Trying for lightning in bottle.
— Twitter

Just be glad the Tigers no longer host Hone Run Derbies in their lawn again.

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