Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 2 Months

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 5 Months

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.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 6 Months

Athletics recalled RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez earned the promotion after posting a 0.73 ERA over 11 appearances for Sacramento. He'll be used in middle relief.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 6 Months

Athletics activated RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. The A's want him to get in more work against minor league competition before considering him for a bullpen spot.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 7 Months

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento Thursday.

Rodriguez's recovery from Tommy John surgery is going well, and A's manager Bob Melvin noted Wednesday that he expects the reliever to be up with the big club before long. The 29-year-old holds a 4.89 ERA but has struck out 136 over 123 1/3 innings in his career.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 7 Months

Athletics placed RHP Fernando Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a right elbow injury.

Rodriguez is doing well as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he just needs more time. He should be a relief option for the A's early on.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 8 Months

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) will appear in a minor league game on Friday.

It will be his first game action since last March's Tommy John surgery. Rodriguez will begin the season in extended spring training but should be an option for the A's bullpen pretty early on.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 8 Months

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) threw a successful simulated game on Friday.

Rodriguez noted that he was pleased with the results on Friday, though the A's maintain that he likely won't appear in a live game during the Cactus League season. The 29-year-old hurler missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be a bullpen option for the A's early in the regular season.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 8 Months

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) on Tuesday threw his first live batting practice session since Tommy John surgery.

Rodriguez was pleased with the results. "Not what I expected it to be, I guess, because I had such an adrenaline rush, so the ball was flying out of my hand," Rodriguez said. "It's kind of exciting. It's something I've been waiting for a while. I couldn't have asked for a better day for it being the first time throwing off the mound to hitters." The A's won't use Rodriguez in Cactus League games and will hold him back in extended spring training at the start of the season. However, it sounds like he'll be an option for the bullpen early on.

Fernando Rodriguez RP OAK 8 Months

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has been impressed by how good Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) has looked early in A's camp.

Rodrigues won't be used during Cactus League games this spring while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but the way he looks Melvin certainly wants to utilize him. He's still expected to begin the regular season on the disabled list, but should join an extremely deep and talented A's bullpen early in the season.