MILWAUKEE (WSAU) The New York Mets have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez and cash considerations to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named later. The 29-year-old Rodriguez went 2-2 with 23 saves and a 3.16 ERA in 42 games this season for the Mets, his third season with the team. He's in the final season of a three-year, $37 million deal.
Over his career, which spans 573 games with the Angels and Mets, Rodriguez has compiled a 32-27 record with 291 saves and a 2.54 ERA.
The Brewers, who are tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, now have two closers with 23 saves this season. John Axford is 47-for-52 in save opportunities since becoming the team's closer on May 23, 2010. Axford's current streak of 20 consecutive saves is tied for the third- longest in franchise history.