K-Rod remains tempting to Marlins

JUPITER, Fla. — Until Franciso Rodriguez is off the market, the right-hander will remain on the Marlins’ radar. In fact, the club still is trying to sign the free agent who has 348 career saves.

Again, it is a matter of finding common ground on a salary with K-Rod and his agent, Scott Boras. If the price tag is one-year, $10 million, then it will be tough.

But if Miami is open to a one-year deal in the neighborhood what closer Steve Cishek is making, then it is possible. Cishek avoided arbitration in January, signing for $6.65 million.

The Marlins like their bullpen, but they don’t have protection in their closer role. There are candidates like A.J. Ramos, Bryan Morris and Mike Dunn, who could step in if Cishek is unavailable. But no one in camp has a big league track record to handle the job.

K-Rod saved 44 games for the Brewers last year.

Joe Frisaro

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