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Francisco Rodriguez open to setup

Updated: June 24, 2011, 6:20 PM ET
ESPNNewYork.com

New York Mets right-hander Francisco Rodriguez says he would give up his closer's role if he were traded to a contender.

"If I am going to be traded, obviously I want the opportunity to close out games, but if it's going to be good teams like the Yankees or the Rays, and it's going to be for two months, I can go out there and help them out," Rodriguez said Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.

The Mets are 37-38 and in fourth place in the NL East, 9½ games behind ...

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