Brewers Avoid Arbitration With Francisco Rodriguez

The Brewers announced they've avoided arbitration with reliever Francisco Rodriguez, signing the Scott Boras client to a one-year deal.  Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the value at $8MM, well below my expectation after he earned $11.5MM in 2011.  K-Rod had accepted the team's arbitration offer rather than continue as a free agent.