Rodriguez gets visa, set to report to camp

Rodriguez gets visa, set to report to camp

Rodriguez gets visa, set to report to camp
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels reliever Francisco Rodriguez received his visa from Mexico on Wednesday and will arrive in Spring Training on Thursday morning, four days after pitchers and catchers were scheduled to report.

Signed as an amateur free agent in 2005, Rodriguez put up a 4.37 ERA and a 1.521 WHIP while making 43 appearances out of the Angels' bullpen in 2010. Last season, though, shoulder woes limited the 28-year-old right-hander to 13 2/3 innings in the Majors and 10 innings in the Minors.

The Angels designated him for assignment this offseason, then signed him to a Minor League deal after he passed through waivers and became a free agent.