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Fernando Rodney | Relief Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (38) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth against the Rangers for his third save Saturday.
It was Rodney's first appearance since he took a loss and a blown save on Tuesday. He lowered his ERA from 16.20 to 12.46 with the outing. Apr 19 - 1:16 AM

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Mariners skipper Lloyd McClendon said late Tuesday that he is committed to Fernando Rodney at closer.

Rodney gave up four runs to the A's in a non-save situation on Saturday and he blew a save Tuesday night against the Dodgers, but the M's won't abandon ship yet. "Here’s the deal," said McClendon. "People fly off the handle and say, `Rodney stinks. We need to change. Get another closer.’ OK, when that doesn’t work out, then what? You want me to go back? Or do you want me to try somebody else? That’s how all hell breaks loose."
Apr 16 - 8:43 AM

Fernando Rodney blew the save on Tuesday, serving up a walk-off two-run single to the Dodgers.

Rodney allowed four runs in a non-save situation against the Athletics on Sunday after notching his first two save opportunities. Against the Dodgers, he allowed back-to-back singles to start the ninth inning. He was helped by a Carl Crawford sharp grounder to third base, as Kyle Seager threw home to induce a run-down. However, he seemed to pitch around Adrian Gonzalez and walked him to load the bases. Howie Kendrick then lined a two-run single to right field to bring in the tying and game-winning runs. It's Rodney's first blown save since July 20 last year. Rodney's hold on the closer's role is secure for now, especially after leading the league with 48 saves in 2014, but he'll be under the microscope after his last two outings.
Apr 15 - 1:56 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed four runs in the ninth inning of an eventual 8-7 win over the A's on Sunday.

The Mariners handed Rodney a 7-3 lead and he then proceeded to undo all of their hard work. Josh Reddick led off the inning with a double. Rodney then walked Marcus Semien before allowing a two-run double to Sam Fuld and an infield single to Mark Canha. After a walk to Ben Zobrist and a run-scoring Billy Butler double-play, the score was 7-6 Mariners with two outs. An Eric Sogard single tied the score at seven. Got all that? In a disturbing quirk of scoring, Rodney picked up the "win" after Nelson Cruz homered in the 10th.
Apr 12 - 7:36 PM

Fernando Rodney picked up his second save of the season Saturday in the Mariners' defeat of the A's.

Rodney retired all three batters he faced in the bottom of the 11th inning -- one via strikeout. The veteran right-hander should be a high-level fantasy closer throughout the season on a good Mariners team.
Apr 11 - 7:53 PM

Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless ninth inning on Opening Day against the Angels on Monday for his first save of the season.

Handed a three-run lead, Rodney worked around a one-out walk to notch the save. The 38-year-old has averaged 4.3 BB/9 over the past two seasons, so he doesn't come without some risk, but he remains a fine second or third closer in mixed leagues.
Apr 7 - 11:51 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed one run in the ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday but hung on to earn his 46th save of the season.

Rodney, tasked with protecting a 3-0 lead against an Angels team that more or less got the night off after clinching the AL West, retired the first batter of the frame before coughing up a Hank Conger homer to right. He evaded further danger, and struck out one, to improve to 46-for-49 in save opportunities to go with a 2.70 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:26:00 AM

Fernando Rodney walked four and took a loss after giving up the go-ahead run in the 10th Saturday against the A's.

Rodney hasn't had many off nights this year, but these kinds of things can happen with him. He only got out of the inning because Josh Reddick decided to take a big cut after a 2-0 pitch (and six straight balls total) and lined out to a diving Chris Taylor at shortstop. Since Rodney was pitching in a tie game, he remains 45-for-48 in his save chances.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:54:00 AM

Fernando Rodney threw a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Sunday to earn his 39th save of the season.

Bryce Harper led off the inning with a single, bringing the tying run to the plate, but Rodney worked out of the jam without incident to earn the save. His 39 saves are second-most in the American League, and he owns a 2.28 ERA in 55 1/3 innings of work.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 08:11:00 PM

Fernando Rodney earned the save against the Red Sox on Friday, closing out the Mariners' 5-3, comeback victory.

Rodney didn't expect to pitch after Koji Uehara entered to hold a three-run lead in the top of the ninth, but the M's put up a five spot to put Rodney in line for his 37th save. And he came through, tossing a scoreless inning. His 37 saves are second-most in the American League, and the right-hander owns a 2.24 ERA through 52 1/3 innings this season.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 11:09:00 PM

Fernando Rodney shut out the lights on the Blue Jays, striking out two to earn the save with a scoreless ninth inning on Wednesday.

He worked around a walk. Since allowing three runs in five outings, Rodney has earned saves in consecutive days against Toronto with a pair of scoreless innings. He's 35-for-38 in save conversions and boasts a 2.31 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 58/20 K/BB rate across 52 appearances.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Fernando Rodney notched his 34th save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Rodney struck out one and worked around a walk in the inning. The Mariners regret a few of their offseason imports, but Rodney brings about no second thoughts. He's fortified the back end of the bullpen at an acceptable cost. His 34 saves are second-most in the American League, and he boasts a 2.36 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 56/19 K/BB rate through 51 appearances.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 01:48:00 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed a run on three hits but limited the damage, earning his 33rd save against the White Sox on Sunday.

Rodney gave up three singles in the inning, and he recorded three strikeouts as well. He's now allowed runs in four of his last five outings, a concerning trend, but Rodney has been able to avoid a full-on meltdown and still owns a 2.40 ERA. His 33 saves are second-most in the American League.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Fernando Rodney notched his 31st save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Rodney allowed two hits and a run in the ninth inning on Tuesday, but he managed to scoop up the save behind another dominant Felix Hernandez start. The run came on an RBI groundout by Justin Upton. In Rodney's first year with the Mariners, the righty is putting up a 2.36 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP. He's 31-for-34 in save chances and should be near the top of the AL saves leaderboard at the end of the season.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 01:11:00 AM

Fernando Rodney picked up save number 30, preserving the Mariners' one-run lead in the ninth inning in Thursday's win against the Indians.

Rodney allowed a two-out single, but was able to strike out Lonnie Chisenhall to end the minor threat. The veteran is 30-for-33 in save chances with a 2.06 ERA, a 1.17 WHIP, and a 50/17 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings. Rodney's 30 saves are fifth-best in baseball and tops in the American League.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Carson Smith
7Tyler Olson
8Dominic Leone
9Edgar Olmos
10David Rollins