Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 20 hours ago

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

Competitive 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.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 3 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 2 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 4 months ago

Rodriguez agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Athletics on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 31-year-old right hander made 56 relief appearances in 2015, posting a 3.84 ERA to go with an impressive 10.0 K/9 rate with the Athletics. In all likelihood, Rodriguez will again serve as a reliable middle reliever for Oakland who can get both right and left-handed batters out, as evidenced by his .217 BA-against by right-handed batters and a .174 against lefties.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 1 year ago

Rodriguez was called up from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

The 30-year-old righty's numbers were impressive with Nashville, posting a 2.81 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 16 innings. He will slot into the middle of the A's bullpen. Chad Smith was designated for assignment as a corresponding move.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 1 year ago

Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Rodriguez has had issues with control at virtually every stop, but he did show improvement last season with a 3.2 BB/9 at Triple-A Sacramento, his lowest since he was at High-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2006. Further, he posted a 1.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 45.2 innings with Sacramento coming off Tommy John surgery, so it's rather surprising another team didn't take a chance on him on waivers.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 1 year ago

Rodriguez was designated for assignment Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

With the Athletics needing to clear two more spots on their 40-man roster following a flurry of trading activity, Rodriguez became a necessary casualty. There's a good chance another team might be interested in scooping him up, however, after he turned in an ERA under 2.00 to go along with a 53:16 K:BB ratio over 45.2 innings at the Triple-A level last season.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 1 year ago

Rodriguez signed a one-year contract with the A's on Tuesday, avoiding arbitration.

The 30-year-old right-hander returned from Tommy John surgery last season to post a 1.97 ERA and 10.4 K/9 in 38 appearances out of the bullpen at Triple-A Sacramento, and also worked seven strong innings with the big club as well. Rodriguez has shown an ability to miss bats consistently at each level, but he's struggled with his control in the majors (4.6 BB/9), which will likely preclude him from earning any save chances next season, at least early on.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 2 years ago

The A's have recalled Rodriguez.

In a limited opportunity earlier this season, Rodriguez held the opposition to one earned run on four hits over eight innings at the big league level. He'll provide another right-handed option for manager Bob Melvin as a result of Monday's roster expansion.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 2 years ago

Athletics optioned RHP Fernando Rodriguez to Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez receives the demotion even after he allowed just one run over eight relief innings. He'll get another chance later this season.