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4/17/2013 6:05 P.M. ET

Brewers close to Minor League deal with K-Rod

The Brewers are closing in on a Minor League deal with right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez, who was at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix on Wednesday morning for a physical.

The deal is not yet final, but Rodriguez would give the Brewers another late-inning option for a bullpen in a state of flux.

Rodriguez pitched to a 3.65 ERA for Milwaukee over the past season and a half, but the Brewers let him depart via free agency during the winter.

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