With the Milwaukee Brewers’ pursuit of closer Jonathan Papelbon dying down, the team is turning its attention back to Francisco Rodriguez

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel‘s Tom Haudricourt has the most recent report:

K-Rod enjoyed a tremendous season in his return to the permanent closer role in 2014, compiling a 3.04 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, 73 strikeouts and 44 saves for the Brewers. 

His ERA and WHIP were both higher than Papelbon’s, but Rotoworld’s Matthew Pouliot suggested it may not be that simple: 

Of course, the 13-year veteran is one of the best players remaining on the free-agent market, and CoverThoseBases.com’s Devan Fink reported there may be some competition for his services from the Los Angeles Dodgers:

Although agent Scott Boras is notorious for driving up prices, Rodriguez doesn’t likely have much bargaining power this late in the offseason. 

Because of that, there’s a good chance the 33-year-old could be had for minimal risk. 

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