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Fernando Rodney | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (39) / 3/18/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1997 / UDFA / DET
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Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins’ debut Friday against the Braves.
Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, walked one and notched a pair of strikeouts in the frame. He was perfect as San Diego’s closer this season, but he’s set to serve as A.J. Ramos’ set-up man with his new team. Of course, Ramos blew his first save of the season on Friday, so this situation is worth watching. Jul 2 - 12:11 AM

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Fernando Rodney will be used as the Marlins' primary setup man.

It was the presumption given that A.J. Ramos hasn't blown a save all season, but it's nice to have some clarity. Rodney has allowed just one earned run all season.
Jul 1 - 5:01 PM

Marlins acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Padres in exchange for RHP Chris Paddack.

Rodney has allowed only one earned run over 28 2/3 innings while sporting a 33/12 K/BB ratio out of the bullpen this season. With closer A.J. Ramos having yet to blow a save this season, Rodney presumably will slide into a setup role. Ryan Buchter is expected to be first in line for saves now in San Diego.
Jun 30 - 3:46 PM

ESPN's Keith Law hears that the Marlins are nearing a deal to acquire Fernando Rodney from the Padres.

Law says that the Padres will receive "a good A-ball prospect" in return. Rodney has had a fantastic season in San Diego, allowing just one earned run over 28 2/3 innings while sporting a 33/12 K/BB ratio. The trade is a big hit to his fantasy value, as he'll presumably slide into a setup role ahead of A.J. Ramos, who has converted all 24 of his save chances this season. The Padres might go with a committee in the ninth inning to replace Rodney, but Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer seem likely to get the first shot.
Jun 30 - 2:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
3Don Kelly
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
5Jarred Cosart
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Carter Capps