Rodriguez emerging as mentor in Detroit ‘pen

Rodriguez emerging as mentor in Detroit 'pen

Francisco Rodriguez strikes out Joe Mauer for the third out of the 9th inning, notching his 6th save of the year When rookie reliever Joe Jimenez gave up a home run in late relief against the White Sox on Friday, he knew he’d hear about it from Francisco Rodriguez . Not because Rodriguez was going to chew him out, but because the veteran closer talks to Jimenez after every outing to offer advice. Since Jimenez has been up in the Majors, K-Rod has been a mentor to him, Jimenez said through a translator. It’s important for him to hear […]

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