The Washington Nationals have agreed to a minor league contract with right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, according to multiple reports Monday.
Rodriguez, released last week by Detroit after posting a 7.82 ERA this season, is a six-time All-Star and 16-year veteran with 437 career saves, fourth all-time and most among active pitchers. He had 44 saves for the Tigers last season.
The Nationals’ bullpen has struggled all season, with a 4.94 ERA that ranks 28th in the major leagues. Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen and Koda Glover all have gotten shots as closer, and Kelley and Glover are on the disabled list.
Colorado put outfielder Carlos...