Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers , one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing. Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year. Detroit removed him from the closer role earlier this season, and now the right-hander’s career is at another crossroads. ”It’s never fun to tell guys you like, or good people, bad news,” Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. ”Franky has had an extremely good career. He was as gracious […]

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