Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Thu 6/1/17 11:14 AM

Rodney gave up an unearned run in the ninth inning to take his third blown save of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Pirates in 14 innings. He walked two batters and struck out one.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney's hold on the closing gig seemed to be on thin ice after he blew back-to-back saves in ugly fashion to finish out April, but he rebuilt some job security by converting seven consecutive chances over 8.2 scoreless innings heading into Wednesday. After handing free passes to the first two batters he faced, Rodney was nearly able to escape the ninth unscathed, but the Pirates were able to produce the game-tying run on a double-play groundout. Since Rodney had been solid throughout May and Wednesday's blown save wasn't a total disaster of an outing, the Diamondbacks will likely stick with him as their closer, but his poor rate stats will continue to make him no better than a middle-tier closer.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sat 5/27/17 7:52 AM

Rodney gave up a hit in a scoreless 10th inning Friday to notch his 13th save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Brewers.
EDGE Analysis
The 40-year-old remains unscored upon in May, converting seven straight save chances on the month. Rodney's 5:3 K:BB in 8.2 innings during that stretch doesn't exactly inspire confidence, but as long as he's posting goose eggs he's worth rostering in any fantasy format that rewards saves.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 5/24/17 10:49 PM

Rodney walked a batter in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his 12th save of the season in an 8-6 win over the White Sox.
EDGE Analysis
It's his eighth straight appearance without allowing a run, but it speaks to how poorly Rodney was pitching before that stretch that his 7.13 ERA is the lowest it's been in a month. The veteran closer's job security might last only until his next rough patch, but at least for now he's on something of a roll.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 5/24/17 8:36 AM

Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the White Sox to record his 11th save of the season.
EDGE Analysis
While his 7.56 ERA and 1.56 WHIP remain brutal, Rodney's actually turned a corner in May, dealing seven straight scoreless appearances. His 5:2 K:BB in 6.2 innings during the month isn't ideal, but the 40-year-old closer is getting the job done at the moment and should continue to see plenty of save chances for a Diamondbacks squad that has the fifth best record in the majors.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 5/17/17 11:18 AM

Rodney tossed a perfect ninth inning and struck out a batter to notch his 10th save of the season in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Mets.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney looked like he could be the next closer to lose his job after he finished April with a 12.60 ERA and 2.30 WHIP, but he's since rewarded manager Torey Lovullo's decision to stick with him in the ninth inning. The 40-year-old has converted each of his last four save chances while turning in a spotless ERA and giving up no hits and two walks over his last 4.2 innings. Rodney still profiles as a lower-tier closer, but he likely has a little more room for slippage than he did two weeks earlier.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Fri 5/12/17 12:09 PM

Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth inning to secure his ninth save of the season in Thursday's 2-1 victory over the Pirates. He walked and struck out one batter during the appearance.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney has had his ups and downs in closing out games this season, but he ensured that starter Zack Greinke's one-hit performance over eight innings wouldn't go to waste. The veteran closer was able to retire the first two batters of the inning before walking Josh Harrison, who was then nabbed trying to steal second base to end the game. Rodney looked like he could be on the cusp of losing his job as the Diamondbacks' closer after surrendering eight combined runs over 1.2 innings in two appearances to close out April, but he's since righted the ship by not allowing any hits while converting each of his last three save opportunities.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sat 5/6/17 9:58 AM

Rodney retired both of the batters he faced in the ninth inning to notch his eighth save of the season in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rockies.
EDGE Analysis
The Diamondbacks owned a four-run lead heading into the ninth, but after long reliever Archie Bradley loaded the bases with one out before being pulled, Rodney was summoned into the game. After allowing a run-scoring groundout, Rodney induced a towering pop fly from Charlie Blackmon to extinguish the Rockies threat with runners on second and third. It was an incredible show of faith from manager Torey Lovullo to turn to the struggling Rodney in a harsh environment like Coors Field, but the veteran probably rebuilt a little job security with this performance. That being said, with Rodney still maintaining a 10.80 ERA and 1.97 WHIP over 11.2 innings this season, he clearly remains a lower-tier closing option.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Wed 5/3/17 12:04 AM

Rodney collected his seventh save of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Nationals.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney blew his last two saves while giving up eight runs in just 1.2 innings, but he retired the side with a three-run lead behind him in this one. He received a vote of confidence from manager Torey Lovullo as the team's closer over the weekend, but he still has a grotesque 11.45 ERA to go along with a 2.09 WHIP on the season. Rodney should retain his grasp on the closer's role for the short term, but he is likely on thin ice if he struggles again.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Mon 5/1/17 11:37 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo reiterated Saturday that Rodney is the team's closer and would receive the next save opportunity that arises, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
EDGE Analysis
Rodney blew his second consecutive save in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Rockies, with the meltdown inflating his season ERA to 12.60 and his WHIP to 2.30. While Rodney ultimately went unused in Sunday's 13-inning win, it appears that was mostly a byproduct of having tossed 34 pitches the night before rather than any reluctance on Lovullo's part to turn to the veteran in a high-leverage siutation. Based on Lovullo's comments, it sounds as though Rodney will have some leeway to right the ship, but Rodney's fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to begin eyeballing potential replacements. Archie Bradley (1.13 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 16 innings) and J.J. Hoover (1.86 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 9.2 innings) would seemingly be the top candidates to pick up saves if Rodney is eventually dumped from the closing role.

Fernando Rodney
RP FA
Sun 4/30/17 12:16 AM

Rodney (1-2) blew the save and took the loss Saturday against the Rockies, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks in an inning of work. He also struck out a pair.
EDGE Analysis
This marks the second consecutive ninth-inning lead that the veteran reliever has squandered. It wasn't as ugly as Wednesday's debacle, but it was close. Rodney seemed to be close to limiting the damage to just two runs, but he proceeded to fire two wild pitches in a single at-bat to hand the game to Colorado. It didn't seem possible, but Saturday's outing raised Rodney's ERA to 12.60, and although he has a lot of experience in the closer's role, an ERA like that doesn't bode well for his chances to stay in the ninth-inning role for much longer.