So says FanRag’s Jon Heyman:
With 16 seasons of major league experience under his belt, relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez took a step towards playing a 17th on Saturday. A source told FanRag Sports that Rodriguez has agreed to a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, with the deal including an invitation to training camp. Rodriguez will have a $2.5 million base salary in the majors and the opportunity to make an additional $1.25 million in incentives.
Rodriguez appeared in 28 games for the Detroit Tigers last season, going 2-5 with a 7.86 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP in 25.1 innings pitched. Rodriguez allowed 23 runs — 22 earned — on 31 hits during his time with the Tigers, converting just seven of his 13 save opportunities.
Detroit released the struggling Rodriguez on June 23, with the Washington Nationals signing him to a minor league deal on July 5. Nine days later the Nationals released Rodriguez, after he pitched a total of five innings at three different levels of the team’s farm system.