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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.