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Fernando Rodney | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (40) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / UDFA / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Fernando Rodney gave up a run on two hits, but struck out two in the ninth inning of an 11-8 victory over Colorado in the NL Wild Card Game on Wednesday.
This wasn't the best example of the FRE (Fernando Rodney Experience), but in typical Rodney fashion it wasn't easy, either. He gave up a bullet-hit to Ian Desmond to start things off, before getting two strikeouts, before giving up a run-scoring hit, before getting a grounder to end it. Rodney's stuff is excellent, but his command often leads to adventures. Tonight was more of a mini-episode. The Experience continues on Friday in the NLDS against Los Angeles. Oct 5 - 12:26 AM

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Fernando Rodney earned his fifth victory of the season on Sunday against the Marlins.

Rodney was tasked with working the ninth inning in a tied game, and retired all three hitters that he faced including a pair of strikeouts. The Diamondbacks then walked it off in the bottom half of the inning, making the veteran right-hander victorious. He now sports a 4.33 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Sep 24 - 7:43 PM

Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth against the Marlins on Friday for his 300th career save.

300 saves is pretty good for a guy who had a total of 20 through age 30 and has been left for dead on several occasions since. He's saved 39 games this year despite a 4.42 ERA. As shaky as he can be, the stuff is still there; he's fanned 61 in his 53 innings and allowed just three homers.
Sep 23 - 2:12 AM

Fernando Rodney worked a perfect nine-pitch ninth inning for his 38th save of the season in Saturday's win at San Francisco.

After almost a week off to clear his head, Rodney is back and he has recorded back-to-back perfect innings while going 2-for-2 in save chances. It seems like he has had a lot of shaky outings, but he has converted 17 of his past 18 save opportunities. While he'll have an occasional stinker, he remains an elite fantasy option.
Sep 17 - 1:14 AM

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said Sunday that Fernando Rodney will remain the team's closer.

"We would not be where we are at without Fernando Rodney," Lovullo said. Rodney had a meltdown Saturday and holds a 5.11 ERA over his last 14 appearances. However, he's mostly been very good since a rotten April and the reality is that he's better off starting the ninth inning with no one on base rather than moving into a setup role when he'd sometimes have to come on with runners on.
Sep 10 - 2:00 PM

Fernando Rodney was tagged for four runs - three earned - and four hits with a walk and a strikeout while recording just one out in a blown save and loss Saturday against the Padres.

Rodney slipped to 4-4 while his ERA mushroomed to 4.68, blowing his sixth save chance of the season. Just when you think Rodney has it figured out, he posts a stinker like this. To be fair, he hadn't blown a save since July 6, converting 15 straight save chances, so he was probably due for a clunker.
Sep 10 - 3:19 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed one hit in a scoreless 10th inning Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers to nail down his 35th save.

Rodney has converted 14 consecutive save chances since his last blown opportunity when he imploded at Dodger Stadium back on July 5. He exorcised those demons on Tuesday, and he has allowed just three hits and three walks over his past 8 1/3 innings.
Sep 6 - 4:10 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed a run on two hits against the Dodgers in the ninth inning on Tuesday, but managed to escape with his 33rd save of the season.

Tasked with protecting a two-run lead in the night, Rodney surrendered a leadoff double to Chase Utley and an RBI single to Chris Taylor, but managed to wiggle out of the inning with the lead intact. The 40-year-old closer has converted 33 of his 38 save opportunities while compiling a 4.63 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.
Aug 30 - 12:57 AM

Fernando Rodney picked up his fifth save in five days Saturday with a perfect ninth against the Giants.

It's sure not often one sees a reliever work five straight days. He did get just throw just two pitches to get one out on the second day, but he threw 27, 17 and 15 in the other three coming into this one. Tonight, he needed just nine pitches to finish off the hapless Giants. He's up to 32 saves, though his ERA stands at 4.53.
Aug 27 - 12:36 AM

Working on a fourth straight day, Fernando Rodney pitched a perfect ninth Friday against the Giants for his 31st save.

Rodney has earned saves all four days. He'll almost certainly get Saturday off now. Under other circumstances, that'd seem to set things up for Archie Bradley. Bradley, though, has pitched three innings the last two days. Maybe Andrew Chafin will get a save chance.
Aug 26 - 1:11 AM

Fernando Rodney notched his 28th save of the year on Monday night against the Mets.

Rodney surrendered a solo homer to Michael Conforto in the bottom of the 10th but was ultimately able to ice a 3-2 extra-innings victory for the visiting Diamondbacks. The veteran closer is sporting a rough 4.91 ERA in 40 1/3 innings this season, but he technically hasn't blown a save since July 6.
Aug 21 - 11:23 PM

Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless ninth Monday against the Astros for his 27th save.

Rodney gave up two runs on Saturday, but that wasn't in a save situation. He's converted six straight save chances dating back to before the All-Star break.
Aug 15 - 1:27 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed a walk while striking out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against the Dodgers to secure his 26th save.

Rodney has settled back into a groove since a blown save in Los Angeles on July 6, posting 7 1/3 scoreless innings over his past eight appearances with a win, five saves, one hit allowed and 14 strikeouts.
Aug 9 - 1:55 AM

Fernando Rodney struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save against the Cubs on Wednesday.

He induced a flyout from Kris Bryant, then punched out Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber to notch his 23rd save of the year. He has a shaky 4.93 ERA with 42 strikeouts and 18 walks in 34 2/3 innings on the season.
Aug 3 - 1:01 AM

Fernando Rodney allowed a hit but struck out the side in a non-save situation against the Cardinals on Thursday.

It's been tough times for Rodney owners of late, as the 40-year-old hasn't recorded a save since July 7. It's not his fault -- he's not blowing saves chances, they're just not being presented to him. On the year, Rodney is 4-3 with 22 saves, a 5.08 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 40/18 K/BB ratio.
Jul 27 - 11:55 PM

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