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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
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Fernando Rodney slammed the door on the Phillies in the ninth inning on Friday, retiring all three hitters he faced in order to protect a one-run lead.
Rodney fanned one in his perfect inning of work. The 40-year-old right-hander continues to get the job done as the Diamondbacks' closer, successfully converting 19 of his 22 save chances on the season despite a troublesome 4.91 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. Jun 16 - 10:32 PM

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Fernando Rodney struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning to notch a save in 2-1 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.

He retired the side in order by punching out Justin Upton, Nick Castellanos and Andrew Romine. His 5.11 ERA is ugly but he has 18 saves against only three blown saves. Rodney has not allowed an earned run since April 29th. He has fanned 27 batters in 24 2/3 frames on the season.
Jun 14 - 10:29 PM

Fernando Rodney worked around a walk in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Brewers for his 16th save.

Rodney continues to pitch effectively after a bumpy stretch to close out April. He hasn't allowed an earned run over his past 12 2/3 innings across 13 appearances. The veteran has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option across all formats, shaving his ERA down from 12.60 to 5.56 since April 29.
Jun 11 - 4:09 AM

Fernando Rodney struck out two in a scoreless inning of work Thursday, earning his 14th save against the Marlins.

A day after suffering his third blown save, Rodney worked a clean inning with two punchouts. The veteran right-hander stumbled at the end of April but was terrific in May and has started June off right as well. That bad two-game stretch has his ERA at 6.10, but Rodney has a strong hold on the closer's job and is second in the National League with his 14 saves.
Jun 1 - 11:16 PM

Fernando Rodney suffered his third blown save of the season Wednesday versus the Pirates.

Rodney walked the first two batters he faced and some shoddy defense on the Diamondbacks' infield allowed the tying run to score. Arizona would eventually win the game in 14 innings and Rodney had a very good May overall, so he's probably not in danger of losing his closer gig. JJ Hoover also blew a save opportunity on Wednesday in Pittsburgh when Jordy Mercer hit a game-tying solo homer off him in the bottom of the 11th.
May 31 - 7:04 PM

Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless 10th inning Friday against the Brewers for his 13th save of the season.

Asked to hold a two-run lead, Rodney worked around a two-out single from Hernan Perez to secure the victory. The 40-year-old appeared on the verge of losing his closer job at the end of April, but he has allowed just two hits and three walks over 8 2/3 scoreless innings this month. He still holds an ugly 6.75 ERA, but he's second in the NL in saves.
May 27 - 12:33 AM

Fernando Rodney walked one in the ninth inning while recording his 12th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the White Sox.

Rodney entered proceedings with the Diamondbacks holding an 8-6 lead. While he did ultimately finish up with the save, it was not the cleanest of outings. Both of his first two outs came on hard hit, deep fly balls. With two outs, he then proceeded to walk Melky Cabrera to bring Jose Abreu -- at the time 4-for-4 with a two-run homer -- to the plate as the tying run. He managed to induce a groundout from Abreu to end the game without any run-scoring damage on his line. The veteran closer held a 12.60 ERA at the end of April, but has not surrendered a run in eight May appearances. He is 12-for-14 in save chances overall.
May 24 - 7:05 PM

Fernando Rodney worked a perfect ninth inning in Tuesday's game against the White Sox for his 11th save of the season.

Rodney worked a tidy 12-pitch frame for his seventh consecutive clean appearance of May. After a rough April with a 12.60 ERA and two blown saves he appears to have ironed out his issues and is a perfect 5-for-5 on save chances in May.
May 24 - 2:03 AM

Fernando Rodney tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to notch his 10th save in Tuesday's win over the Mets.

Of Rodney's 10 saves this season, half of them have been of the 1-2-3 variety. The closer hasn't given up a hit in five appearances yet this month, converting all three of his save opportunities.
May 17 - 12:48 AM

Fernando Rodney worked around a walk to record a scoreless ninth inning while earning his ninth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Pirates.

The Diamondbacks handed Rodney a slim 2-1 lead to start the ninth. He recorded the first two outs without issue before walking Josh Harrison. Harrison proceeded to finish off the save for the veteran closer (in a roundabout way), as the game ended when he was gunned out trying to steal second. After surrendering eight runs combined in two appearances at the end of April, Rodney has now turned in three consecutive scoreless appearances. He is 9-of-11 in save chances despite holding a bloated 9.95 ERA over 12 2/3 innings.
May 12 - 12:45 AM

Fernando Rodney retired both Rockies he faced Friday for his eighth save.

It wasn't supposed to be a save situation, but Archie Bradley gave up a run in the ninth, making it a 6-3 game. Rodney has earned saves with back-to-back scoreless appearances, dropping his ERA from 12.60 to 10.80 in the process. He's definitely not out of the woods yet.
May 6 - 12:19 AM

Fernando Rodney notched his seventh save with a perfect ninth inning Tuesday in Washington.

He only had to protect a three-run lead, but Rodney knifed through the meat of the Nationals' order (although he required 20 pitches to do so). It's predictably been a roller coaster ride for Rodney, who might have lost his closer job already if the Diamondbacks had any good alternatives.
May 2 - 11:19 PM

Fernando Rodney allowed three earned runs, two hits and two walks in a shaky ninth inning Saturday against the Rockies, blowing his second save.

Rodney has blown back-to-back save chances, allowing eight runs and eight hits while recording just five outs. Velocity isn't an issue, as he topped out at 98 mph with his fastball in Saturday's outing, but he was not exactly pinpoint with his location. If you own stock in Rodney it's time to buy insurance in the form of JJ Hoover, as he is likely next in line for saves if the veteran loses his job.
Apr 30 - 12:45 AM

Fernando Rodney took his first blown save after giving up five runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Padres on Wednesday.

Erick Aybar's bunt single started a one-out rally, and five more hits came afterwards, including a three-run homer from Ryan Schimpf. The blown save was Rodney's first in seven chances, though it did take his ERA all of the way up to 11.00. Still, the Diamondbacks had to know what they were signing up for here. It should take more than one blown save to cost him his job. If Rodney does continue to struggle, then J.J. Hoover is probably next in line for saves.
Apr 27 - 2:05 AM

Fernando Rodney recorded his fifth save in five tries Monday against the Dodgers.

A lineup from Andrew Toles started the inning, but Rodney didn't live dangerously from there; he struck out both Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson to end the game. Rodney has an 8.53 ERA this season, but he's safe until he starts blowing saves.
Apr 18 - 1:59 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Chris Herrmann
3Jeff Mathis
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Brandon Drury
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Reymond Fuentes
RF1David Peralta
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Taijuan Walker
3Robbie Ray
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2JJ Hoover
3Archie Bradley
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6T.J. McFarland
7Steve Hathaway
8Randall Delgado
9Rubby De La Rosa
10Silvino Bracho