Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Rodney is in the process of having his citizenship status reviewed, making it unclear when he will report to spring training, Jack Magruder of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although this may seem a bit concerning, the Diamondbacks have come out and said they aren't concerned about this development. As long as everything goes as planned, Rodney should assume the closer role as soon as he sets foot at the Diamondbacks facility at Talking Stick.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
2 weeks ago

Rodney will not be in spring training until later this week due to visa issues, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a minor hiccup in the veteran's offseason procedure, and he'll likely get back on track once he arrives in Arizona later in the week. Rodney is in line to be the closer for the Diamondbacks this season, and this delay should do nothing to change that.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
3 months ago

Rodney agreed to a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will have a chance to earn a lot more than the $2.75 million base salary -- the deal is said to many incentives -- while serving as the Diamondbacks' closer. Rodney was excellent during the first half of 2016, posting a minuscule 0.31 ERA in 28 appearances with San Diego en route to an All-Star berth. It was a different story after his trade to Miami (5.89 ERA) as his walk rate skyrocketed, but Rodney, who turns 40 in March, has plenty of closing experience. He has a reputation for making things interesting late in games, but Rodney keeps the ball on the ground with consistency and still misses bats at a good clip.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
4 months ago

Rodney's $2 million option for 2017 was declined by the Marlins on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Frisaro suggests the Marlins may have entertained the base $2 million salary Rodney was owed in 2017, but his bonuses could earn him up to $2.5 million, a figure the team was uncomfortable with. The veteran reliever will turn 40 before the start of next season and may be nearing the end of his road in the majors, but a phenomenal first half of the season with the Padres could keep some teams interested. However, he posted a 5.89 ERA and 1.80 WHIP with the Marlins that could make the veteran a risky add to a bullpen.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney blew a save opportunity Sunday versus the Indians, allowing three runs on two hits and three walks while recording just two outs.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney was rather wild Sunday, as just 13 of his 26 pitches found the strike zone as he squandered a two-run lead. He was scored upon twice in his previous outing, and the five earned runs in just 1.2 innings of work have inflated his ERA nearly a full run to 2.81. Rodney has still blown just three saves in 28 chances this season and will look to put his recent struggles behind him moving forward.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney recorded his 25th save of the season Wednesday, loading the bases on a walk and a pair of singles before retiring the final batter.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney entered the ninth with a 3-0 lead, so Royals third baseman Christian Colon represented the winning running when he stepped in to face Rodney with two outs and the bases loaded. Rodney escaped by inducing a line out to the shortstop, keeping his ERA at 2.17. Rodney has now converted eight straight save opportunities for the Marlins, although Wednesday was one of the most nerve-provoking.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Pirates to notch his 24th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

A.J. Ramos worked a perfect eighth inning Sunday in his first action since coming off the DL, so this may end up being Rodney's last save opportunity for a while. The 39-year-old has been typically volatile since joining the Marlins, posting a 4.44 ERA and 26:15 K:BB in 24.1 innings, but Rodney should return to setup duties once Ramos is reinstated as closer.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney notched his 23rd save in Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Pirates, firing a scoreless ninth inning in which he also struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran closer keeps rolling along, now having successfully converted his last six save opportunities. Rodney also has scoreless outings in seven of his last eight appearances, and now sports a solid 2.25 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney notched his 22nd save in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Pirates, allowing one hit and two walks in a scoreless ninth inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran closer labored a bit through a 21-pitch ninth inning but was able to ultimately escape with the save. Rodney gave up a leadoff walk to Jody Mercer and single to John Jaso, before inducing a groundout from Josh Harrison and a game-ending double play from Andrew McCutchen following an intentional walk of Starling Marte. The 39-year-old reliever now has converted five straight save opportunities.

Fernando Rodney
RP ARI
6 months ago

Rodney struck out two and walked one in a strong ninth inning to earn his 21st save in Monday's 6-3 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Rodney entered with a comfortable three-run lead, which allowed him not to panic after a lead-off walk to Zack Cozart. He faced no problems with the next three batters, which should come as a relief after the 39-year-old gave up a home run among four hits in his previous appearance.