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Tigers release struggling reliever Francisco Rodriguez

SAN DIEGO (AP) Francisco Rodriguez was released Friday by the Detroit Tigers, one day after the 35-year-old reliever allowed a grand slam to Robinson Cano in his latest rough outing.

Rodriguez saved 44 games for the Tigers in 2016, but he is 2-5 with a 7.82 ERA this year. Detroit removed him from the closer role earlier this season, and now the right-hander's career is at another crossroads.

"It's never fun to tell guys you like, or good people, bad news," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Franky has had an extremely good career. He was as gracious and as professional as I would have expected."

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.271
HR: J. Upton14
RBI: J. Upton49
SB: I. Kinsler6
W: M. Fulmer6
ERA: M. Fulmer3.45
Saves: F. Rodríguez7
K: J. Verlander86
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Cleveland 3932.549-
Minnesota 3634.5142.5
Kansas City 3536.4934
Chi White Sox 3239.4517
Detroit 3240.4447.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .254 (16)
Runs: 347 (12)
Hits: 625 (17)
Home Runs: 90 (17)
Stolen Bases: 26 (25)
OBP: .330 (12)
SLG: .430 (13)
Total Bases: 1057 (14)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.87 (24)
Runs Allowed: 366 (20)
Saves: 14 (23)
Strikeouts: 542 (21)
OpBA: .273 (27)
OBP: .342 (27)
SLG: .448 (25)
Run Support: 4.94 (9)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/23 A. Presley Placed on 7-Day DL (Concussion)
6/23 F. Rodríguez Released
6/23 B. Rondón Called Up from Minors
6/23 M. den Dekker Purchased From Minors
6/19 A. Sanchez Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
6/16 V. Martinez Irregular heartbeat (on 10-day DL)
5/27 I. Kinsler off 10-day DL
5/26 J. McCann off 10-day DL
5/11 J. Adduci Strained right oblique (on 10-day DL)
4/23 J. Jones off 10-day DL
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