Delmonico traded to Milwaukee for K-Rod


Big news broke for Orioles, Keys, Brewers and Nicky Delmonico fans around 7 p.m. Tuesday night. Delmonico was traded to the Brewers for their closer, veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez straight up.

Delmonico, who entered the season rated as Baltimore’s No.4 prospect by Baseball America, batted .243 for the Keys and led the team with 13 homers. He was in the game at Winston-Salem’s when the trade happened and was pulled.

Steve Melewski then talked with Delmonico about the trade. From the story:

“I didn’t know I was traded straight up for him,” he (Delmonico) said. “I thought there might be a couple other guys. But when you see it on paper, it’s pretty cool.”

Dan Duquette talked about the deal in these stories from Britt Ghiroli and The Baltimore Sun:

And some player and coach reaction to the trade. From teammate Michael Ohlman:

From Keys hitting coach Torre Tyson:

From Frederick native and Delmarva Shorebird Branden Kline:

We, too, wish Nicky the best. And he’s already rated the No.3 prospect in the Brewers’ system by

Nicky’s final homer as a Key came on Sunday, June 30 vs. Winston-Salem:

An interview with Nicky on May 17:

Keys broadcaster Adam Pohl talked Delmonico’s trade on 1570 AM The Score in Appelton, Wisc. Listen via the link below.

As for the other half of the trade, here’s K-Rod on joining the O’s:

A month ago, he racked up his 300th save:

Shake your Keys.


We always called him “Well-done-ico” Good luck Nicky!

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