Mets trade closer Francisco Rodriguez to Brewers

By the Associated Press | July 13, 2011 | 12:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have traded closer Francisco Rodriguez to the Milwaukee Brewers for two players to be named.

The deal was announced right after the All-Star game ended Tuesday night.

The Mets also sent cash to Milwaukee. The Brewers are tied with St. Louis for the NL Central lead, helped by closer John Axford's 23 saves.