The Brewers signed Rodriguez to a minor-league contract in April, and he ended up earning the closer role for Milwaukee. Rodriguez has pitched well since joining the Brewers' bullpen and owns a 1.09 ERA after 25 appearances with 10 saves in 10 chances.
The closer has a track record of success, as he has collected double-figures saves in nine of the last 10 seasons, including a major-league record 62 saves in 2008. Rodriguez has saved 304 games, which ranks third among active players and 21st all-time.
John Sickels of Minor League Ball rated Delmonico as the fourth-best prospect in the Baltimore farm system, and wrote the following scouting report about the infielder:
Orioles fans seem to think he'll be a star. I see him more as a solid regular with patience and at least moderate power, but expectations need to be kept reasonable.
Delmonico batted .244/.351/.471 in 60 games with High-A Frederick this season. The Brewers will assign Delmonico to High-A Brevard County.