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August 18, 2019 12:36 PM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Option for saves with Doolittle out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney will be part of a closer-by-committee situation while Sean Doolittle (knee) is on the 10-day injured list, Jamal Collier of reports.

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.

July 25, 2019 10:00 AM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Two holds in doubleheader
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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.

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.

July 4, 2019 04:00 PM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Picks up second save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney worked around two hits in a scoreless ninth inning against the Marlins on Thursday en route to his second save of the season.

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.

June 29, 2019 07:36 AM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Notches first save of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

June 26, 2019 11:08 AM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Clean first appearance as Nat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning during Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

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.

June 25, 2019 07:04 PM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Contract selected by Nationals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney's contract was selected from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday.

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.

June 25, 2019 07:04 PM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Set to join Nationals on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney will be promoted from Triple-A Fresno on Tuesday, Jamal Collier of reports.

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.

June 1, 2019 11:36 PM
Nationals' Fernando Rodney: Signs minor-league deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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.

May 28, 2019 04:44 PM
Fernando Rodney: Officially cut loose
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney was released by the Athletics on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The veteran reliever had been designated for assignment Saturday, so this follow-up move was expected. Rodney's unsightly 9.42 ERA and 2.23 WHIP over 14.1 innings (17 appearances) this season may make securing new employment a rather challenging proposition.

May 25, 2019 02:44 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney was designated for assignment by Oakland on Saturday.

The 42-year-old struggled to a 9.42 ERA and a 14:12 K:BB in 14.1 innings for the Athletics this season. Given those poor numbers and his age, there's a chance this is the end of the road for Rodney, but he did record a very playable 3.36 ERA just last season, so it wouldn't be surprising if at least one team takes a chance on him hoping that he still has something left in the tank. Wei-Chung Wang's contract was selected in a corresponding move.

May 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Melts down in save situation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney was charged with a blown save and took a loss after serving up four runs on three hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in the 13th inning Sunday against the Pirates.

Staked with a 3-1 lead entering the bottom half of the 13th, Rodney was summoned for the save chance while regular closer Blake Treinen (elbow) was unavailable. After inducing a groundout from Elias Diaz, Rodney allowed each of the next three batters to reach base before Starling Marte took him deep for a walkoff three-run blast. Rodney's blowup lessens the likelihood that he'll get the next look in a save opportunity, though it may be a moot point anyway with Treinen expressing optimism that his elbow issue won't require a trip to the injured list.

April 4, 2019 06:48 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Falters in loss
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Rodney (0-1) allowed three earned runs on four hits and a wild pitch over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. He struck out one.

The veteran reliever was called upon to preserve a 3-3 tie in the ninth, but he promptly allowed singles to three of the first four batters he faced. Rodney then uncorked a wild pitch while working against Mookie Betts and subsequently allowed a two-run double to the Red Sox's center fielder. Rodney had also given up a pair of earned runs over an inning against the Angels last Friday, but he's generated scoreless outings in his three other appearances thus far.

March 26, 2019 04:28 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Solid in sole frame
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney was credited with a hold in an exhibition win over the Giants on Tuesday, firing a scoreless third inning in which he allowed no hits but issued a walk.

Rodney kept rolling Monday after putting in a pair of solid appearances during the season-opening series versus the Mariners in Japan. The veteran reliever fired a combined 1.2 scoreless innings in those outings while allowing one hit and two walks. Rodney proved he still had something in the tank last season at age 41, recording 25 saves and eight holds while generating a 3.36 ERA across 68 appearances with the Twins and Athletics. While Blake Treinen has a firm hold of the closer role in Oakland, Rodney could certainly figure in for the occasional save opportunity when Treinen needs a night off.

February 26, 2019 11:24 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Poor effort Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney (0-1) received the loss in Tuesday's spring game against the Angels as he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while recording one out.

Rodney was the first pitcher out of the bullpen Tuesday but found little luck with his lone plus being a strikeout. The 41-year-old is coming off an up-and-down season in which he posted a 3.36 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 70:32 K:BB over 64.1 innings between the Twins and Athletics.

October 31, 2018 06:20 PM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Club option exercised
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The A's exercised Rodney's $4.25 million club option for 2019 on Wednesday.

Rodney opened the 2018 season with Minnesota before being dealt to Oakland in August. Overall, the veteran reliever posted a combined 3.36 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 9.8 K/9 across 64.1 innings of relief. He also registered 25 saves and seven holds. With Blake Treinen expected to reprise his role as the team's closer in 2019, Rodney figures to settle in as one of Oakland's primary setup men.

August 10, 2018 12:08 AM
Athletics' Fernando Rodney: Dealt to Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney was traded from the Twins to the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for Dakota Chalmers.

Rodney served as Minnesota's closer prior to the deal, recording 25 saves with a 3.09 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 50 strikeouts over 43.2 innings, although he failed to convert on six save opportunities. The Athletics already have an established closer in Blake Treinen, so Rodney will likely only see occasional save chances when Treinen is unavailable.

August 10, 2018 12:09 AM
Twins' Fernando Rodney: Strikes out two in save versus Indians
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney struck out a pair while working around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 25th save of the season Tuesday against the Indians.

Rodney allowed the tying run to reach base to lead off the inning, but he responded by retiring the next three he faced to close out the victory. He threw 11 of 17 pitches for strikes and recorded multiple punchouts for the third time in his last six appearances. Rodney's ERA is down to 3.09 for the season, but with a 1.40 WHIP, he can still run into some trouble from time to time.

August 5, 2018 07:44 PM
Twins' Fernando Rodney: Escapes jam en route to 24th save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney worked around two hits and a walk with one strikeout in a scoreless inning of work to earn his 24th save of the season Sunday against the Royals.

Working with a one-run lead, Rodney allowed the first man he faced to reach. Fortunately he was caught stealing soon after, because the veteran dangerously allowed two more men to reach before recording the final out. It hasn't been pretty all year for Rodney, who owns a 1.41 WHIP to go along with his 3.16 ERA, but he continues to get the call in save situations and could see plenty more if he remains with Minnesota through the end of the season.

August 4, 2018 09:40 AM
Twins' Fernando Rodney: Locks down 23rd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Friday to record his 23rd save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Royals.

The veteran closer made quick work of things, throwing eight of 11 pitches for strikes, which was likely a relief (pun very much intended) for the hardy fans who stuck around through nearly two-and-a-half hours worth of rain delays. Rodney's 3.24 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and six blown saves in 29 chances are far from elite, but unless he gets sent to a contender in a post-deadline waiver deal, the 41-year-old should at least be a steady source of saves for the rest of the season.

July 27, 2018 02:16 AM
Twins' Fernando Rodney: Records 22nd save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Rodney allowed one hit and walked two batters while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 22nd save of the season Thursday against the Red Sox.

As he is apt to do, Rodney made things interesting by loading the bases with two outs prior to striking out Jackie Bradley Jr. to end the game. Despite a shaky 1.35 WHIP, Rodney is 22-for-27 in save chances this season, good enough for the sixth highest mark in the American League.

Situational Stats
vs Houston 2.000 0.00011
vs LHB 24.100 5.1801425
vs RHB 23.100 6.1701424
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Pitching Stats
2002DET13 6.002000004 18.0251512201010
2003DET13 6.072700036 29.2352020211733
2005DET23 2.8639000915 44.0391414521742
2006DET74 3.5263000711 71.2513628683465
2007DET26 4.264800013 50.2462724532154
2008DET06 4.91380001319 40.1342222333049
2009DET25 4.40730003738 75.2703837824161
2010LAA43 4.24720001421 68.0703332453553
2011LAA35 4.503900037 32.0261816132826
2012TB22 0.60760004850 74.24395231576
2013TB54 3.38680003745 66.2532725313682
2014SEA16 2.85690004851 66.1612421332876
2015SEA-CHC75 4.74680001623 62.2593633982958
2016SD-MIA24 3.44670002528 65.1542725553774
2017ARI54 4.23610003945 55.1402926322665
2018MIN-OAK43 3.36680002532 64.1622724733270
2019OAK-WAS05 5.665500026 47.2493130502849
2020WAS00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 4871 3.80951000327404 933.08174333947352464943
Batting Stats
2002DET20000000000 --- --- ---
2003DET27000000000 --- --- ---
2005DET39000000000 --- --- ---
2006DET63100000000 .000 .000 .000
2007DET48000000000 --- --- ---
2008DET38000000000 --- --- ---
2009DET73000000000 --- --- ---
2010LAA72000000000 --- --- ---
2011LAA39000000000 --- --- ---
2012TB76000000000 --- --- ---
2013TB68000000000 --- --- ---
2014SEA69000000000 --- --- ---
2015SEA-CHC68000000000 --- --- ---
2016SD-MIA67000000000 --- --- ---
2017ARI61000000000 --- --- ---
2018MIN-OAK68000000000 --- --- ---
2019OAK-WAS55000000000 --- --- ---
Total 951100000000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
2005DETP39073310 .857
2006DETP630155910 .933
2007DETP4801521210 .933
2011LAAP39062311 .833
2013TBP680134721 .846
2014SEAP690103610 .900
2016SD-MIAP67080710 .875
Total  95101705910385 .953
More Pitching Stats
2002DET21727 0.6320010 .32989 17.5 .4874
2003DET12334 0.68101000 .294143 16.1 .3953
2005DET33946 0.9321002 .238185 11.9 .3906
2006DET49155 1.7354103 .196304 11.7 .3004
2007DET05544 1.3262004 .238223 12.4 .3782
2008DET53834 1.1540003 .224188 15.0 .3756
2009DET410155 2.0520005 .249330 13.4 .3841
2010LAA18361 1.48131104 .263308 14.6 .3807
2011LAA04522 2.2350002 .224150 16.0 .2844
2012TB19055 1.7321004 .167282 7.4 .1982
2013TB37246 1.6192014 .211290 12.2 .3238
2014SEA37246 1.7061104 .244286 12.5 .3203
2015SEA-CHC37845 1.8932006 .248277 13.8 .4297
2016SD-MIA36845 1.6464215 .228283 13.2 .3253
2017ARI35840 1.5352007 .200231 11.1 .2856
2018MIN-OAK16355 1.22142006 .250285 13.6 .3637
2019OAK-WAS14440 1.2863006 .269210 14.5 .3964
2020WAS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 381037750 1.48100265365 .2344064 12.9 .34677
Postseason Pitching Stats
2006DET00 2.35700001 7.26420059
2013TB10 7.71300001 2.11220134
2015CHC00 10.80200000 1.21221023
2017ARI00 9.00100000 1.02110002
2018OAK00 ---1000000.02220000
2019WAS00 3.86600000 4.24221095
Total 10 5.712000002 17.1161311211923
Minor League Pitching Stats
1998 R-Detroit13 3.38115001 32.0251612411937
1999 R-Tigers33 2.40220009 30.02088132139
1999 A-Lakeland10 1.4240002 6.17110115
2000 A-W Michigan64 2.942210000 82.2743427223556
2001 AA-Erie00 4.2640001 6.17331238
2001 A-Lakeland42 3.42169000 55.1532621211944
2001 R-Tigers00 0.0011000 1.00000011
2002 AA-Erie10 1.332100011 20.1144300518
2002AAA-Toledo11 0.81200004 22.1134211925
2003AAA-Toledo11 1.333800023 40.22266041358
2005AAA-Toledo00 3.0030000 3.02110214
2007AAA-Toledo00 0.0040000 3.04000024
2008AAA-Toledo10 6.7540000 5.13441158
2011AFA-Inland Empire 66ers00 9.0021000 2.02220013

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