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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Brewers have decided to call up Francisco “K-Rod” Rodriguez to the 25-man roster in advance of tonight’s game.

It was being widely reported that the team had until Thursday to decide but Heyman said that deadline was today in fact.

After pitching in consecutive games for the Triple-A affiliate Nashville Sounds, we shouldn’t expect Rodriguez to be available tonight necessarily but Ron Roenicke has stated in the past that Rodriguez can go even four days in a row if he has to. Even still, I have to believe a hitter heads down to begin with.

This move has not yet been announced by the team nor obviously would the corresponding roster move have been.

***UPDATE: Ron Roenicke told the media before pregame warm-up that Rodriguez is en route and if he makes it in time to be active, then they’ll announce the corresponding roster move.

Said Roenicke: “Frankie is on his way here, and we’ll wait to see if he can get here by game time. If he gets here, we’ll make a move. If not, we’ll do it tomorrow.”

As for his performance on the field since signing, Roenicke said, “I don’t know if he’s quite back to where he was last year, but he’s 90, 91 (on the fastball). Changeup’s been very good. We’ll see.”***

- Roenicke quotes courtesy Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel.

Stay tuned!

4 Comments

I hope its Axford

It’ll be a position player.

I’ve gotta think it’s Lalli that’s going down. Or they cut Gonzalez given how Yuni has performed to this point. I don’t know that Gonzalez has done much other than being a warm body.

Yuni is slumping badly right now. My money is on Lalli.

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