Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 9/2/20 11:33 PM

Rodney was released by the Astros on Wednesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The veteran right-hander signed a minor-league deal at the end of July and was throwing at the team's alternate training site, but he won't be making his way to the majors. It would be Rodney's 18th major-league season if he manages to make it onto a big-league roster in the final month of the season.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Fri 7/31/20 4:42 PM

Rodney signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 43-year-old spent most of 2019 in Washington and had a 4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 35:16 K:BB over 33.1 innings, and he remained unsigned throughout the elongated offseason. It would be Rodney's 18th season in the big leagues should be make his way to the major-league roster.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sun 8/18/19 12:35 PM

Rodney will be part of a closer-by-committee situation while Sean Doolittle (knee) is on the 10-day injured list, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Doolittle is not expected to be sidelined for long. Manager Dave Martinez said he will play matchups in the ninth inning while he is without his closer. Rodney, Daniel Hudson and Hunter Strickland are options to close while Doolittle is out.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Thu 7/25/19 10:00 AM

Rodney worked both ends of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, tossing two scoreless innings and recording two holds while allowing a hit and a walk. He struck out one.
EDGE Analysis
The right-hander now has a 2.79 ERA with two saves and six holds in 11 appearances since joining the Nationals, although Rodney's 1.55 WHIP and 9:5 K:BB in 9.2 innings indicates how fragile his success has been. Don't be surprised if the 42-year-old loses his setup spot in front of Sean Doolittle to a trade deadline acquisition.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Thu 7/4/19 2:57 PM

Rodney worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Thursday en route to his second save of the season.
EDGE Analysis
The 42-year-old has found new life with Washington, as he's now turned in four straight scoreless appearances with two saves, a hold and four strikeouts since joining the Nationals at the end of June. He had a 9.42 ERA and 2.23 WHIP in 17 appearances with the A's before being released. Per Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post, manager Dave Martinez said Rodney is "going to be the guy" when regular closer Sean Doolittle is unavailable.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sat 6/29/19 6:47 AM

Rodney struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his first save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Tigers.
EDGE Analysis
With Sean Doolittle having pitched the last two days, Nats manager Dave Martinez turned to Rodney and his 325 career saves to close things out, and the 42-year-old came through with No. 326. The right-hander was awful earlier in the year for Oakland, but he's seemed washed up before only to bounce back. Don't be shocked if Rodney puts together a solid second half in a setup role for Washington.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 6/26/19 11:05 AM

Rodney walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning during Tuesday's win over the Marlins.
EDGE Analysis
The Nats were up 6-1 when Rodney got the call, so this was far from a high-leverage spot. The 42-year-old was having serious trouble finding the strike zone consistently with Oakland prior to getting released, so expect him to be confined to mop-up duty with Washington unless he can prove he's more reliable than his 8.80 ERA and 2.15 WHIP suggest.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Tue 6/25/19 5:48 PM

Rodney's contract was selected from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney struggled to a poor 9.42 ERA in 14.1 innings of work with Oakland before being released in late May. The Nationals will hope the 42-year-old still has something left in the tank, with his 3.36 ERA last year offering at least some encouragement.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Mon 6/24/19 6:41 PM

Rodney will be promoted from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney is set to join the Nationals after spending the past three weeks with Fresno, compiling a 3.38 ERA, 1.75 WHIP and 11:8 K:BB across eight innings with the Grizzlies. Prior to latching on with Washington, the veteran reliever was cut loose by the A's after struggling to a 9.42 ERA, 2.23 WHIP and 14:12 K:BB in 14.1 innings.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sat 6/1/19 11:10 PM

Rodney signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Saturday and will report to Triple-A Fresno, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney was officially released by the Athletics on Tuesday and didn't have to wait long before latching on with a new organization. The 42-year-old struggled through 17 appearances with Oakland this season, posting a 9.42 ERA, 2.23 WHIP and 14:12 K:BB over 14.1 innings.