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Fernando Rodney | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (39) / 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 threw a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday to earn his 17th save.
Rodney struck out two while needing just 13 pitches to dispatch of the Cincinnati club. He's just seventh in the National League with his 17 saves, but that's not a reflection on the 39-year-old's performance this year, as he's been one of the best relievers anywhere. Rodney now owns a 0.31 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 33/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this season. Jun 25 - 7:40 PM

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Fernando Rodney struck out two Reds batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to earn his 16th save.

Rodney issued a free pass in the inning but it didn't amount to anything more for the Reds. The 39-year-old has been nothing short of brilliant in his first year with the Padres, having allowed just one earned run, a 0.33 ERA, while striking out 31 over 27 2/3 innings of work. With the Padres going nowhere fast, Rodney is one of the most likely players to have a new home after the July 31 trade deadline.
Jun 23 - 11:55 PM

Fernando Rodney shut down the Rockies to earn his 11th save of the season on Saturday.

He struck out two and walked one without allowing a hit. Rodney has now tossed 20 innings in 20 games and still has not allowed an earned run yet this season. His strikeout rate has dropped since his heyday as a closer for the Rays and Mariners but he is still getting the job done.
Jun 5 - 3:09 AM

Fernando Rodney earned his ninth save of the season Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.

Rodney retired Ryan Kalish, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell in the bottom of the ninth inning to preserve the Padres' three-run lead. The veteran right-hander has been a pleasant surprise this fantasy season, boasting a 0.00 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 13 strikeouts in 13 innings. He has not blown a save in nine attempts.
May 11 - 4:30 PM

Fernando Rodney picked up his fourth save of the year in a 5-2 win over the Dodgers, working around a two-out walk to maintain his perfect 2016 campaign.

Rodney hasn't surrendered an earned run in 8 1/3 innings this year. That's not to say he's been perfect, of course, as he's scattered six hits and four walks, but the 39-year-old is once again shooting arrows into the sky with regularity. It would be nice if the Padres would present him with more save opportunities, though.
May 1 - 1:08 AM

Fernando Rodney took a loss to the Diamondbacks after allowing an unearned run in 1 1/3 innings.

A bad throw from Derek Norris on a steal attempt led to the unearned run. It's the first run Rodney has allowed this season, but since the Padres haven't been generating leads, he's pitched just 3 1/3 innings. His closer gig is pretty safe for now.
Apr 16 - 2:52 AM

Fernando Rodney notched his first save with the Padres in Monday’s 4-3 win over the Phillies.

Asked to protect a one-run lead, Rodney gave up a leadoff single to Maikel Franco, so it was easy to imagine a meltdown coming. However, he got Darin Ruf to hit into a double play before getting Cameron Rupp on a pop-up to end it. Rodney will continue to get save chances as long as he performs, but we aren’t counting on him to last all summer in the role.
Apr 11 - 6:33 PM

Fernando Rodney (hamstring) tossed a scoreless inning in his Padres debut Friday against the White Sox.

Rodney needed just six pitches and all of them were strikes. The veteran reliever has been slowed this spring after a hamstring strain suffered during the Caribbean Series back in January, but he shouldn’t need much work to get ready for the season. He’s expected to begin 2016 as San Diego’s closer.
Mar 11 - 6:55 PM

Fernando Rodney (hamstring) will throw one more live batting practice session before being cleared for game action.

Rodney strained his left hamstring back in January while pitching for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series. The Padres are understandably taking things slowly with him in camp, but he's going to be fine. The veteran reliever is set to open the season as the Padres' closer.
Mar 6 - 9:33 AM

Fernando Rodney (hamstring) is expected to throw off a mound on Friday or Saturday.

Rodney strained his left hamstring last month while pitching for Team Dominica in the Caribbean Series and so he's been taking it easy during the first week of Padres camp. The veteran right-hander was probably going to be on a light spring schedule anyway. He signed a one-year, $2 million free agent contract with the Friars in late January and is expected to open the 2016 season as their primary closer.
Feb 25 - 11:54 AM

Fernando Rodney (hamstring) is being held out back from bullpen sessions.

Rodney tried to throw off a mound Saturday despite a mildly strained left hamstring, but Padres manager Andy Green said he "had to pull him off." The minor ailment could delay Rodney's Cactus League debut a bit, but he should ultimately be fine and is the favorite to open the season as the club's closer.
Feb 21 - 11:45 AM

Fernando Rodney said his left hamstring is at 85 percent strength leading into spring training.

Rodney strained the hamstring earlier this month while pitching for Team Dominica in the Caribbean Series. The veteran right-hander won't need that much work to get properly prepared for the start of the MLB season, so a slight delay here in late February can be easily shrugged off. Rodney is the favorite for saves right now in the San Diego bullpen.
Feb 18 - 11:58 AM

Fernando Rodney left a game with leg tightness earlier this week.

The injury came Thursday while Rodney was pitching for the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series. His exit was considered precautionary. It doesn't sound like anything serious but it's lousy timing as Rodney finalized a one-year deal with the Padres mere hours before getting hurt. The two-time All-Star turns 39 next month.
Feb 6 - 4:17 PM

Padres signed RHP Fernando Rodney to a one-year, $1.6 million contract with a $2 million club option for 2017.

That option comes with a $400,000 buyout, so the total guaranteed money in the deal is $2 million. Rodney can also earn up to $5 million via performance-based incentives, and there are incentives built into the second-year option as well. The veteran right-hander posted an underwhelming 4.74 ERA and 58/29 K/BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings last season between the Mariners and Cubs, but he could get the first shot at saving games this year in San Diego. This will be his age-39 season.
Feb 4 - 1:55 PM

Fernando Rodney will be guaranteed $2 million in his new contract with the Padres.

Rodney will make a $1.6 million base salary in 2016 while the contract includes $2 million club option for 2017 or a $400,000 buyout. He'll have the chance to make an additional $5 million in 2016 with performance-incentives. This will presumably be tied to games finished if he gets an opportunity to close in San Diego. If the option is picked up, he could earn a maximum of $18.6 million.
Jan 20 - 11:17 AM

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