K-Rod Sent To O’s
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired third
baseman Nick Delmonico from Baltimore in exchange for
right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez. The announcement was
made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Doug Melvin.
Delmonico, 21, was selected by the Orioles in the sixth round of the 2011
First-Year Player Draft. He batted .249 with 11 HR and 54 RBI in 95 games last
season at Class-A Delmarva, his first professional season. He tied for the team
lead in home runs and ranked second on the club in RBI as he was selected to the
South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star team. Delmonico, who entered 2013 as
the fourth-best prospect in the Orioles organization according to Baseball
America, batted .244 with 13 HR and 30 RBI in 60 games at Class-A Frederick
this season. His 13 homers led the team.
“We appreciate Francisco’s character and performance as a member of the
Brewers,” said Melvin. “In Nick Delmonico, we are getting a young left-handed
hitting prospect that we liked as an amateur and have continued to follow and
like as a professional. We are happy to add him to the organization.”
Rodriguez, 31, went 1-1 with a 1.09 ERA in 25 games with the Brewers this
season, going 10-for-10 in save opportunities. His 304 career saves tie Jeff
Montgomery for 21st on the all-time Major League list.