Astros Ink Veteran Reliever Fernando Rodney To Deal Fri 7/31/20 4:39 PM

Right-handed reliever Fernando Rodney is attempting to make it back into the Major Leagues, this time as a member of the Houston Astros, who have assigned him to their alternate training site after signing him to a contract. At 43 years old, should Rodney make the Astros bullpen, he would appear for his 12th different big league club. After splitting 2019 between the Oakland As and Washington Nationals and producing a 5.66 ERA and poor 13.3% walk rate in 47.2 innings, Rodney doesnt figure to be...

Four Teams Interested In Fernando Rodney Thu 1/23/20 12:03 PM

Four teams have checked in on relief pitcher Fernando Rodney. His overall numbers in 2019 don't look good (5.66 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, 5.3 BB/9), but most of the damage against him came in his 17 relief outings with the A's. Rodney actually pitched much better with the Nationals (4.05 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, two saves) in 38 outings and helped them on their World Series run. The 42-year-old will likely have to settle for a minor league deal somewhere, though, and he's highly unlikely to land somewhere that ...

Rest-of-Season Relief Pitcher Rankings (Midseason Update) Wed 7/17/19 8:30 AM

The trade deadline approaches and bullpen speculation is running rampant, with the battle for saves likely deciding which spot on the podium you'll stand on. [...]

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Fernando Rodney Called Up by Nats Mon 6/24/19 6:39 PM

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Fernando Rodney has been recalled from the minors on Monday. Rodney is expected to join the team prior to Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins. He was released by the Oakland Athletics after posting a 9.42 ERA in 17 relief appearances. The Nationals are desperate for relief help, but Rodney hasn't done much to make him a valuable asset. He belongs on the waiver wire until he can prove his value.

Fernando Rodney Released By The Athletics Wed 5/29/19 3:55 AM

The Oakland Athletics released veteran relief pitcher Fernando Rodney on Tuesday just two days after designating him for assignment. Manager Bob Melvin admitted that the team hadn't been using him as frequently as the veteran is accustomed, but the way Rodney has pitched (9.42 ERA, .345 opponent batting average) in 17 relief appearances, there wasn't much reason to use him. Rodney's velocity is still topping out in the low-90's, and it's likely he'll latch on with another organization. For now,[...]

Fernando Rodney Designated For Assignment Sun 5/26/19 10:01 PM

The Oakland Athletics designated relief pitcher Fernando Rodney for assignment over the weekend, and they have seven days within the transaction to either trade or place him on irrevocable outright waivers. It just wasn't working this season for the veteran, who had a 9.42 ERA with opponents hitting .345 against him in 17 relief appearances. Manager Bob Melvin has gotten away from him over the past month. "Obviously some performance comes into play," Melvin said. "I will say that he's not used [...]

Fernando Rodney Roughed Up In Steel City Sun 5/5/19 10:35 PM

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney coughed up four earned runs, three hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in a blown save and relief loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. Rodney was staked to a 3-1 lead in the top of the 13th inning, but he couldn't hold the lead. The big blow was a three-run home run by Starling Marte, who walked it off and sent the fans home happy. Rodney is 0-2 with an 8.78 ERA and 1.95 [...]

Fernando Rodney The Oldest Active Player in MLB Fri 3/29/19 11:57 AM

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Fernando Rodney, 42, is the only active player left born in the 1970's now that Ichiro Suzuki is officially retired and with Bartolo Colon unable to find a team. Rodney saved 25 games for the Minnesota Twins last year before being traded to Oakland in August, where he took on a setup role. Rodney has begun this season with two walks and one strikeout in 1 2/3 innings. Blake Treinen is completely secure as the Athletics' closer, relegating Rodney to waiver wires a[...]

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