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Arthur Rhodes | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (44) / 10/24/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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MASN's Roch Kubatko reports that the Orioles are not expected to offer a contract to Arthur Rhodes.
Rhodes threw for the Orioles on Thursday in hopes of landing a minor league deal, but it sounds like he'll have to look elsewhere in order to continue his career. The 43-year-old last pitched in the majors in 2011 when he posted a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings between the Rangers and Cardinals. Given the demand for quality left-handed relievers, it's likely he'll find at least one team willing to give him a shot. Fri, Feb 1, 2013 07:51:00 PM

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Arthur Rhodes threw for the Orioles at Camden Yards Thursday.

Rhodes, 43, didn't pitch in 2012 but is hoping to catch on with the Orioles on a minor league deal with a spring training invite. The veteran left-hander, who lives in Baltimore, posted a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings last season between Texas and St. Louis in 2011.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 09:45:00 PM

Arthur Rhodes has stayed in playing shape with hopes of a return to the big leagues this season.

Rhodes decided over the winter that he would like to return for his 21st season and he hasn't changed his mind. The 42-year-old southpaw posted a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings last season between Texas and St. Louis and garnered very little interest on the open market. It's not likely that he'll get back into the game, but, heck, the Giants just signed Brad Penny and Rhodes is, after all, left-handed. Anything is possible.
Sat, May 19, 2012 09:17:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the White Sox have shown interest in lefty relievers Arthur Rhodes and Mike Gonzalez.

Rhodes decided over the winter that he would like to return for his 21st season in the big leagues, but he has yet to latch on with a team. The 42-year-old southpaw posted a 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings last season between Texas and St. Louis. Gonzalez turned down a minor league contract with the Rangers last week. The 33-year-old had a 4.39 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings between Texas and Baltimore last season.
Wed, Mar 7, 2012 10:57:00 AM

According to Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest, Arthur Rhodes is close to deciding where he'll pitch this season.

Rhodes, 42, recently decided to return for his 21st season in the big leagues. The veteran southpaw posted a rough 4.64 ERA and 21/11 K/BB ratio over 33 innings between the Rangers and Cardinals last season. Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reported last month that the Mariners were interested.
Fri, Jan 6, 2012 09:13:00 PM

Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.com reports that the Mariners are interested in free agent reliever Arthur Rhodes.

Rhodes, 42, took a step back in 2011, posting a 4.64 ERA over 51 games and getting released by the Rangers at midseason. He was an All-Star in 2010, though, and might be able to scrap together one more decent year in a pitcher's environment.
Wed, Dec 7, 2011 11:40:00 PM

Veteran left-hander Arthur Rhodes said Thursday that he's hoping to play one more season.

Rhodes told reporters that he'd like to re-sign with the Cardinals, for whom he has played a major role as a lefty specialist throughout the playoffs. The veteran southpaw had a disappointing regular season, but he should land a contract somewhere.
Thu, Oct 20, 2011 04:51:00 PM

Arthur Rhodes walked the only batter he faced and was charged with the game-tying run Friday in the Cards' loss to the Cubs.

Rhodes came in to start the eighth, walked Carlos Pena and was pulled. Kyle McClellan immediately gave up the game-tying double afterwards. In four appearances for the Cards, Rhodes has walked two, allowed a homer and taken a loss. His signing has already come back to bite Tony La Russa in a big way.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 05:38:00 PM

Arthur Rhodes said that in addition to the Cardinals, he had offers from the Yankees and Red Sox to join their major league bullpen and an offer from the Phillies to go to Triple-A for three appearances before joining the big club.

Rhodes said he wants to pitch for a team that has a good shot of reaching the playoffs, so it's a little surprising that he chose the Cardinals over three teams that are virtually assured of postseason play. "I know there were a lot of teams out there that wanted me," Rhodes said. "But I wanted to come over here and play because I know this city is a baseball city and they love baseball so that's why I choose St. Louis. I get excited, man. I feel like a little kid again. I'm ready to go out there and pitch." Rhodes will be used as a situational lefty, with fellow southpaw Marc Rzepczynski getting a chance to throw multiple innings if needed.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Cardinals signed LHP Arthur Rhodes.

Rhodes was released by the Rangers a few days ago after opening the season with a 4.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over his first 32 relief appearances. He's still an effective option against left-handed hitters and should do fine if used correctly by Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. The 41-year-old will join up with the Redbirds on Friday.
Thu, Aug 11, 2011 06:16:00 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Arthur Rhodes is expected to make a decision on which team to sign with on Thursday.

Goold adds that Rhodes nearly signed with the Cardinals two years ago and his colleague, Joe Strauss, reported earlier that the Cards were "kicking tires" on the left-hander. They're one of several teams that have interest in the 41-year-old, with the Yankees also known to be considering him.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 07:16:00 PM

According to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals are "kicking tires" on Arthur Rhodes.

Rhodes was released by the Rangers earlier this week after opening the season with a 4.81 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP over his first 32 relief appearances. He's still effective against left-handers, though, and would fit nicely into the St. Louis bullpen.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 06:28:00 PM

Arthur Rhodes will become a free agent Wednesday.

Rhodes was designated for assignment by the Rangers in early August after opening the season with a 4.81 ERA and 1.48 WHIP through his first 32 relief appearances. The veteran left-hander has already been linked to the Cardinals and Yankees. He should have no trouble finding a new team.
Mon, Aug 8, 2011 02:12:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees are interested in the recently designated for assignment Arthur Rhodes.

King notes that their interest is limited to a minor league deal, which is likely all Rhodes would be able to get at this point, anyway. He held a 4.81 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings for the Rangers before being designated for assignment, but Rhodes did hold left-handed batters to a .216 average. The Cardinals also have some interest in the 41-year-old lefty.
Sun, Aug 7, 2011 09:12:00 AM

Cardinals manager Tony La Russa indicated that the club could have interest in veteran left-hander Arthur Rhodes.

Rhodes, 41, was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Tuesday. "He's been a hell of a pro for a long, long time," said La Russa. "He's got all our respect. Does that sound like intrigued?" Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak declined to characterize his interest in Rhodes, but MLB.com's Matthew Leach writes that club has had "significant interest" in the veteran southpaw in the past. Rhodes has a 4.81 ERA and 15/8 K/BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings this season.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 08:55:00 AM

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