Milwaukee, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- The Milwaukee Brewers have traded relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for minor league infielder Nick Delmonico, the club announced on Tuesday.
"It's unfortunate our season is where it's at and moves like this have to be made," said Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin. "We feel very good about getting a young player like Nick."
The 21-year-old Delmonico has spent this entire season playing in Class A, hitting for a .244 average while adding 13 home runs and 30 runs batted in.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, is 10-for-10 in saves opportunities this season with Milwaukee and owns a 1.09 earned run average. His 304 career saves are tied for 21st on the all-time MLB list.