60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 weeks ago

Rodriguez underwent surgery Friday to repair a lat injury, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

Apparently, everything was successful and doctors were able to repair the torn muscle. Rodriguez now faces an extensive rehab process; with the right-hander not expected to pick up a baseball for fourth months, he may be limited at the start of spring training. Rodriguez posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and five holds in 34 appearances with the A's this season ahead of his first winter of arbitration eligibility.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
2 months ago

Rodriguez was placed on the 60-day DL Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez's transfer to the 60-day DL opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for Bruce Maxwell who was called up on Saturday. Rodriguez was getting shelled before landing on the DL with a rotator cuff strain, allowing 12 earned runs over his last eight appearances (15.43 ERA) dating back to June 16. Although he's yet to resume baseball activities, he's still projected to return sometime in August.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) was diagnosed with a rotator cuff strain Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was put on the 15-day DL on Monday and surgery likely won't be necessary. He will be shut down for a while and reevaluated in the future.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez threw just one pitch in Sunday's game against the Pirates before feeling pain in his shoulder, resulting in the A's quickly pulling him from the contest. The team wasted no time in transferring him to the disabled list earlier in the day Monday, but the MRI should determine the full extent of his injury. For now, Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a right shoulder strain.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez suffered a shoulder strain during his appearance Sunday against the Pirates, and although the results of his MRI haven't been made available, the Athletics determined the reliever was dealing with more than a day-to-day situation. In order to compensate for Rodriguez's absence, the Athletics added Andrew Triggs and Patrick Schuster to help bolster the bullpen depth.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 months ago

Rodriguez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder Sunday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever has already been diagnosed with a shoulder strain, and the MRI figures to reveal the extent of the damage. He left Sunday's relief appearance after recording just one out. Stiglich acknowledged the possibility of a DL stint for Rodriguez depending on the results of the MRI, so the A's could be making a roster move in the near future if Rodriguez winds up having to miss extended time.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
3 months ago

Rodriguez exited Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was able to record one out in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Pirates before team trainers came out to check on him. The nature of Rodriguez's injury is unclear at this point, but if he has to miss additional time, it'd be a blow to a shallow Oakland bullpen.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
4 months ago

Rodriguez threw a perfect inning with one strikeout on Friday against the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez continues his excellent season and now has a WHIP under 1.00 to go along with his sparkling 2.10 ERA. He has also managed to strike out more than a batter per inning so far in 2016 and has solidified himself as one of the better set up options in the A's bullpen.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
5 months ago

Rodriguez has only allowed one hit after throwing a total of 2.1 innings in two games this May.

EDGE Analysis

29 games into the season, Rodriguez has established himself as one of Oakland's top bullpen options. Among their relievers, he has thrown the most innings (17.1) and has a dominant ERA of 1.04. Despite a mediocre BB/9 of 3.12, Rodriguez's WHIP sits at 0.92. However, it's worth noting that after appearing in 12 games this season, Rodriguez's K/9 is 7.79, which is respectable, but a considerable drop from 2015's end result of 9.97 K/9.

60DFernando Rodriguez
RP OAK
6 months ago

Rodriguez tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of Rich Hill in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Hill failed to get out of the third inning, but Rodriguez recorded four outs to push his way through the end of the fourth. He'll likely handle a middle-relief role throughout the year in the A's rebuilt bullpen.