Fernando Rodney RP SEA 8 Days

Fernando Rodney earned his second save of the season in the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday.

This was vintage Rodney. The right-hander opened the frame by inexplicably walking the first two batters he faced. It didn't appear as though he could locate the plate with Bartolo Colon's fork, so skipper Lloyd McClendon came out for a chat. Rodney promptly blew away Ian Stewart and Howie Kendrick, and then induced a game-ending lazy Raul Ibanez fly to left. Rodney hasn't allowed a run in 2 2/3 innings over three appearances as a Mariner and is now 2-for-2 in save conversions with his new club.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Mariners signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a two-year, $14 million contract.

The deal was agreed upon last week and then finalized Thursday after Rodney reported to Mariners camp and passed his physical. The 36-year-old right-hander threw the hardest average fastball of his career in 2013 and should have enough left in the tank to serve as a steady ninth-inning presence this summer in Seattle. Danny Farquhar will presumably open the season in a setup role.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that the Mariners and reliever Fernando Rodney have agreed to a two-year, $14 million contract.

According to Keri, Rodney could earn up to $15 million with incentives. The 36-year-old wasn't nearly as dominant last year as he was in 2012, but he still finished with a 3.38 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 66 2/3 innings and notched 37 saves. His addition will likely push Danny Farquhar into a set-up role.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Orioles, Mariners, and Mets are interested in free agent closer Fernando Rodney.

Assuming Bobby Parnell is healthy, Rodney might have a better chance to close with the Orioles and Mariners. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.38 ERA and 82/36 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings last season with the Rays while going 37-for-45 in save opportunities.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

According to Newsday's Marc Carig, the Mets are unlikely to sign free agent reliever Fernando Rodney.

The Mets are in the market for a late-inning reliever to provide insurance for Bobby Parnell, who is on his way back from neck surgery. But it sounds like they'll aim lower than Rodney. Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan are among the more realistic possibilities for New York. Rodney is drawing interest from the Orioles and Mariners.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets "have allotted dollars" to add a closer type.

The Mets signed Kyle Farnsworth to a minor league contract Monday, but they are still looking for some insurance for Bobby Parnell, who is coming off neck surgery. Rubin's source believes Fernando Rodney may be at the top of the Mets' list, but Kevin Gregg, Ryan Madson and Joel Hanrahan are among the other possibilities.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 2 Months

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that "there's a feeling" the Yankees "may pluck (Fernando) Rodney, or someone of his ilk."

The idea would be to provide some protection for David Robertson in case he "breaks down or isn't up to the task." It's not a surprise, as the Yanks were connected to Joaquin Benoit earlier this winter before he eventually signed with the Padres. Rodney is also drawing interest from the Mariners, Orioles and Mets.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 3 Months

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Orioles and Mets are "still in" on Fernando Rodney.

However, he adds that "it'll be a while" until Rodney signs. Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier Tuesday that the Mariners are also showing interest in Rodney. The former Ray posted a 3.38 ERA and 82/36 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings last season.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 3 Months

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports confirms that the Mariners are interested in free agent Fernando Rodney.

The Mets and Orioles are also thought to have serious interest. Rodney, 36, posted a cool 3.38 ERA and 82/36 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings last season as the Rays' closer, averaging a career-high 96.5 mph on his fastball. He would likely unseat Danny Farquhar as the closer in Seattle if the M's win the bidding.

Fernando Rodney RP SEA 3 Months

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mariners were involved in the bidding for Fernando Rodney during the winter meetings, and could still be in play for the free agent reliever.

The Indians were also in the mix at the time, but have since inked John Axford to be their stopper. The Orioles have been linked to Rodney as well and have an opening in the ninth inning, while the Mets reportedly kicked the tires as well to see if his price has come down yet. Should the M's get in the bidding, he would represent an upgrade over incumbant Danny Farquhar.