Fernando Rodney RUMORS & NEWS

  • Fernando Rodney emerges as Nationals’ backup closer. At least for now.

    Washington Post "Sean Doolittle was gassed, clenching his fists and letting loose a scream, then crouching on the mound after striking out Yadiel Rivera to finish off the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. It was, by any measure, a hectic save for the Washington Nationals’ closer...." July 05

  • Fernando Rodney now a free agent

    Hardball Talk "Veteran reliever Fernando Rodney has been released, the Athletics announced on Tuesday. Rodney was in the last year of his contract after the A’s picked up his $4.25 million club option in October. Rodney, 42, was torched for 15 runs on 20 hits and 12 walks with 14 strikeouts in..." May 28

  • A's Designate Fernando Rodney for Assignment, Recall Wei-Chung Wang

    NBC Bay Area "The A's had a decision to make this offseason. They could have either picked up Fernando Rodney's $5.25 million option or buy him out for $250K.  In this case, Oakland went the more expensive route. And that has clearly backfired.  Rodney was designated for..." May 25

  • Fernando Rodney ties ... Cy Young? (Yes, really)

    MLB.com "Their careers are separated by an entire century, but on Saturday, Fernando Rodney and Cy Young became equals -- at least in one way. Young pitched in 906 games over a storied career that began in the 1800s and eventually landed him in the Hall of Fame, with baseball’s most..." April 21

  • A's bullpen issues tied to Joakim Soria, Fernando Rodney’s slow starts

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Entering the season, the A's bullpen was supposed to be a team strength. Instead, through 19 games, it has been a glaring weakness. Oakland's 'pen blew a four-run lead Sunday at Texas, allowing five earned in just two innings, as the Rangers rallied for..." April 15

  • A's reliever Fernando Rodney embraces title of 'MLB's oldest player'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Fernando Rodney dances around the A's clubhouse in nothing but a towel and flip flops. If you didn't know any better, you would think he was the youngest player on the team, an over-excited rookie who couldn't contain his energy. Of course, it's the exact opposite --..." April 03