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The Phillies have signed Francisco Rodriguez, who's hoping for another comeback

Closer Francisco Rodríguez has spent 16 years in the Majors, compiling a remarkable 437 saves in the process, a total that currently trails only Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman and Lee Smith. Last September, though, he found himself without a team -- a predicament that he had never experienced during any pennant race in his career.
Fortunately for the man they call "K-Rod," it doesn't look like he's at the end of the road just yet.The Phillies have signed him to a Minor League deal with an invitation for Spring Training.
It's been a long road for K-Rod. It doesn't feel like so long ago that he was a 20-year-old phenom for the Angels, making a huge splash on the scene in the 2002 postseason after appearing in just five career games:

K-Rod pitched to a 1.93 ERA in 11 games, blowing away hitters on baseball's biggest stage with 28 strikeouts in just 18 2/3 innings. He was a huge reason why the Angels ended up winning their first and only World Series title.
It was the dawn of a dominant stretch of relief work for K-Rod. He took over closing duties from the departing Troy Percival in 2005, set the single-season saves record with 62 in 2008 and was named to the All-Star team four times. He even closed the Midsummer Classic down himself in 2007 in San Francisco:

At the start of 2013, however, K-Rod had hit a wall. His Mets tenure had been turbulent at best, he hadn't been a closer for a year and a half and his ERA had risen each of the past three years, culminating in a 4.38 mark with the Brewers in 2012. He had to wait until April 17 before landing a Minor League contract back in Milwaukee.
But it turned out that his career wasn't over yet. He rebounded with a 2.70 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in 2013 with the Brewers and Orioles before returning to Milwaukee in 2014 to finally became a closer again -- an All-Star closer at that:

K-Rod made the All-Star team in back-to-back seasons from 2014-15, notching 82 saves with a 2.66 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 125 innings. He had 44 saves with the Tigers in 2016 but stumbled badly enough in 2017 that he was released in June.
Now, K-Rod will try to resurrect his career yet again, this time in Philadelphia. Even if he's a long shot for the closer's role, he can take comfort in the fact that he's done this comeback before.