Fernando Rodney

RP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 13YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 220 lb Age: 38 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Padres' Fernando Rodney: Named favorite to close

      Manager A.J. Preller indicated Thursday that Rodney continues to display velocity consistent with previous seasons, and currently appears to be the favorite for the closer job, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 38-year-old reliever struggled in the role with the Mariners last season, but was eventually moved to the Cubs and finished the season strong (0.75 ERA, 1.00 WHIP with 15 strikeouts in 12 innings). Preller said that there's been "nothing promised" to Rodney, indicating he'll still likely need to earn the job in spring training. However, it appears he'll enter camp in the driver's spot for the role, with Kevin Quackenbush considered the top alternate to serve in that capacity should Rodney fail to impress in spring training.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Padres' Fernando Rodney: Agrees to one-year deal with Padres

      Rodney agreed to a one-year deal with Padres on Wednesday that includes an option year in 2017 and could be worth up to $7 million in 2016 with performance bonuses, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports. The veteran Rodney was a former closer with the Mariners before losing the job due to poor performance. As a result, the Padres decided to go with an incentivized deal that will pay dividends to both parties if he pitches well. He and Kevin Quakenbush will likely compete for the job out of spring training, and there's a shot that he could wind up closing out games again in 2016.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Mariners send RP Fernando Rodney to Cubs

      The Mariners have dispatched veteran reliever and former closer Fernando Rodney to the Cubs for a player to be named, per the Chicago Sun-Times. He had been designated for assignment Saturday. The 38-year-old Rodney has seemingly run out of gas this season. He owns a 5.68 ERA in 50 2/3 innings. He has tossed just one clean inning since Aug. 4.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mariners designate RP Fernando Rodney for assignment

      Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney was designated for assignment following Saturday's loss to the White Sox. Rodney, who signed a two-year deal with the Mariners prior to the 2014 season, has really struggled in 2015. In 54 appearances, the right-hander posted a hefty 5.68 ERA and a 1.500 WHIP in 50 2/3 innings. He struck out just 7.6 batters per nine innings, his lowest mark since 2011. Rodney has been particularly bad in the month of August. In 10 outings this month, he owns a 6.23 ERA. In 2012, Rodney finished fifth in the American League Cy Young award voting, when he saved 48 games and posted a miniscule 0.60 ERA with the Rays.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Mariners believe former closer Fernando Rodney tipping pitches

      Mariners coaches believe deposed closer Fernando Rodney has been tipping his pitches before his delivery, per the Seattle Times, which is further reporting that he has been working to solve the problem. Rodney has allowed at least one earned run in six of his last eight appearances and has lifted his ERA on the season to 5.90.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Fernando Rodney takes loss for Mariners

      Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney allowed a solo home run with two outs in the eighth inning to take the loss, Sunday against the Yankees. Rodney entered a tie game to start the eighth, his fourth straight appearance in a non-save situation. He allowed a run for the fourth time in the last five games and a homer for the third time in the last five.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Mariners closer Fernando Rodney notches 16th save of season

      Mariners closer Fernando Rodney recorded his 19th save of the year in Sunday's win over the Athletics. Rodney closed out the ninth inning, though it took him 26 pitches to do so. He allowed a walk, one hit but did strike out a batter in the process. Rodney (2-3) has a 5.18 ERA with 27 strikeouts and 17 walks in 33 innings of relief this season.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Mariners hope Fernando Rodney can reclaim closer job

      Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney converted his first save opportunity since June 2 on Friday. Rodney was taken out of the closer role at the start of the month, but Friday's appearance may be a sign that he's ready to get his job back. "My hope," manager Lloyd McClendon said, "is Rodney becomes that lock-down ninth-inning guy again. I think we're a better club if he's in the ninth," per the News Tribune.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Mariners' Fernando Rodney earns first save of June

      Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney recorded his 15th save of the year, Friday against the Angels. It was Rodney's first save since May 29. He allowed one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth, to protect a two-run lead. Rodney hasn't allowed a run in the last six outings, and Friday's hit was the first he's allowed over that stretch.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Mariners ready to put Fernando Rodney back in closer's role?

      Mariners reliever Carson Smith will remain manager Lloyd McClendon's top choice to close out games. However, it appears Fernando Rodney might be closer to regaining the ninth-inning role after throwing three straight scoreless outings. "Obviously, Carson has done a nice job," McClendon said Wednesday, per The News Tribune. "I've said all along the biggest question with Carson is the ability to go back-to-back and, sometimes, back-to-back-to-back (or) three out of five. "I will say this: Probably on days when Smith can not go, you might see Rodney or a combination of Rodney and somebody else." McClendon is really pleased to see Rodney getting on track. "A lot of ground balls," McClendon said. "A lot of strikes. Adding and subtracting from the fastball. Slowing down and letting the arm catch up. He's close. "Listen, we need Fernando Rodney if we're going to be successful this year. I think he's well on his way back to being that pitcher that we all want him to be. When he's hitting his spots, he can get easy outs."

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