Talks continue with K-Rod

JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins remain in talks with reliever Francisco Rodriguez, and ideally would like a quick resolution before going much deeper into Spring Training.

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports the Marlins and Brewers continue to have dialogue with K-Rod, and a decision could be soon.

MLB.com confirms those two teams appear to be the frontrunners, but there also may be a third team lurking, perhaps the Nationals.

Miami has been in discussions with K-Rod’s agent, Scott Boras, since the club missed out on signing James Shields.

The Marlins interest in Rodriguez is simple. They want to be as strong in the back end of their ‘pen as possible. The combination of K-Rod in the eighth inning and closer Steve Cishek in the ninth would be a formidable duo.

Miami also lacks a second option to close if Cishek is unavailable.

Joe Frisaro

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