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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 blew the save, letting the Yankees score once in the ninth inning as the Mariners went on to lose in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Rodney issued a leadoff walk, but then got two quick outs and it seemed like he would find his way out of trouble. The Yankees cobbled together a single followed by a Stephen Drew double to tie the game. Somehow, it's only Rodney's third blown save. He's pitched very poorly this year, currently holding a 6.85 ERA with a 20/12 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings. The Mariners have to be running thin on patience with Rodney. If a change is made, Carson Smith would likely move into the closer's role. Fantasy owners in need of saves may want to stash him just in case. Jun 3 - 2:12 AM

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Fernando Rodney recorded his 14th save despite giving up a run in the ninth Friday against the Indians.

Rodney surrendered an RBI triple to Ryan Raburn before getting Michael Brantley to fly out to end the game. Just nine of his 21 pitches were strikes. Lloyd McClendon has been stubbornly patient with him, but this can't be allowed to go on for much longer. Rodney has allowed runs in seven of 10 appearances this month.
May 30 - 1:50 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed three runs to take a blown save against the Rays on Tuesday, earning the win instead.

It actually could have been worse for Rodney, as he allowed two runs before even recording an out. After Evan Longoria's two-run double, Rodney pulled it together, but he wasn't able to hold onto the lead. Rodney now owns an unsightly 6.98 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, and the Mariners may be forced to look elsewhere for saves shortly.
May 26 - 11:45 PM

Fernando Rodney worked a stress-free ninth inning to pick up his 13th save in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Rodney got two ground outs before Joey Butler reached base on a single to shallow right field, but he was able to get Evan Longoria to fly out to end the game. The veteran closer has been anything but a sure thing taking the mound in the ninth inning, but he's now 13-for-14 in save chances with a 5.89 ERA and an 18/8 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings.
May 25 - 10:16 PM

Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning with a pair of strikeouts on Saturday, protecting a one-run lead to earn his 12th save of the season.

The veteran right-hander has been far from good this season, registering a 6.23 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 18/8 K/BB ratio through his first 17 1/3 innings, but he looked like the dominant closer of old at least for one afternoon. His hold on the the closer's gig grows more firm with each successful conversion.
May 23 - 3:38 PM

Fernando Rodney worked around trouble to convert his 11th save of the season Friday against the Blue Jays.

Rodney entered the ninth with a three-run lead, but gave up a two-run homer to Chris Colabello to cut things close. However, he was able to retire the final two batters he faced to finish off the victory. Rodney has only blown one save this season, but he has been scored upon in four straight appearances and has an ugly 6.61 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the year. He's on shaky ground.
May 22 - 10:15 PM

Fernando Rodney made it difficult for himself, but still picked up his 10th save despite allowing a run in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 4-2 win versus the Orioles.

Rodney served up back-to-back singles, putting runners on first and third to open the ninth inning. He then got back-to-back strikeouts of Chris Davis and Steve Pearce, but J.J. Hardy singled to right-center to bring in a run and put the tying run on base. Rodney was able to get Travis Snider to end the game with a ground out. As usual, Rodney made getting the save an ordeal, but he's 10-for-11 in conversions with a 5.87 ERA and a 16/8 K/BB ratio in 15 1/3 innings. He has allowed runs in four of five May appearances. Despite the high conversion rates, the Mariners can't feel comfortable with the way he's been pitching.
May 20 - 10:19 PM

Fernando Rodney picked up his ninth save of the season on Sunday, though he did allow a solo home run to Stephen Vogt.

Rodney had a little wiggle room, as he came into the game with the Mariners holding a 4-2 lead. Rodney wiggled, but not enough to blow the save. After a line-out by Billy Butler, Stephen Vogt launched a 403-foot home run to push the A's to within 4-3. Rodney would finish out the rest of the inning without incident, though. He's now 9-for-10 in save chances and has a 14/7 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings, to go with a shaky 5.40 ERA.
May 10 - 7:15 PM

Fernando Rodney allowed a solo home run but still managed to close out the Mariners' win over the Angels on Monday.

Rodney allowed a one-out solo home run to David Freese to bring the score to 3-2. He got Johnny Giavotella to line out, then issued a walk to Matt Joyce. Collin Cowgill pinch-ran, but was caught stealing at second base to end the game. As usual, a Rodney save opportunity provided lots of drama. He's 8-for-9 in save chances this season despite a 5.56 ERA and an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 11 1/3 innings.
May 5 - 12:49 AM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Thursday that he's unlikely to use Fernando Rodney if a save situation arises, as the veteran right-hander has saved three consecutive games.

In the event that the M's do have a lead to protect in the ninth inning on Thursday, Danny Farquhar would be the most likely candidate to get the ball. Rodney will be back to his regular closing duties on Friday.
Apr 30 - 6:26 PM

Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season Tuesday against the Rangers.

Rodney struck out Carlos Peguero and Adam Rosales before getting Rougned Odor to pop out to end the game. Rodney had some troubles in the middle of April but he's now worked five scoreless innings in succession. The right-hander still owns a 5.79 ERA due to his early struggles.
Apr 28 - 11:02 PM

Fernando Rodney escaped ninth-inning danger to grab his fifth save as the Mariners earned a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.

The ninth inning, as they usually are with Rodney, was interesting. He allowed the Rangers to put the tying run on base with two outs following a single and a walk. Robinson Chirinos, however, flied out to center field to end the game. It hasn't been easy, but Rodney has put together five consecutive scoreless outings, but he still sports a poor 6.48 ERA and an 8/6 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. Rodney is 5-for-6 in save chances.
Apr 27 - 11:59 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Welington Castillo
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
6Roenis Elias
7Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
6Mark Lowe
7Dominic Leone
8David Rollins
9Tyler Olson