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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
Contract: view contract details

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Fernando Rodney loaded the bases in the ninth inning but escaped without allowing a run while notching a save versus the Royals on Wednesday.
He did his best to make things interesting after being called upon to protect a 3-0 Marlins lead. The save was his 25th of the season. He is still serving as closer despite the return of A.J. Ramos from the disabled list. The situation remains fluid. Expect Ramos to regain the closer's role after he proves himself fully healthy. Aug 24 - 10:15 PM

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Fernando Rodney navigated a shaky ninth inning Friday against the Pirates to convert his 22nd save of the season.

After the Marlins took a 6-5 lead in the top of the ninth inning, Rodney walked Jordy Mercer to begin the bottom of the frame before giving up a single to John Jaso. He managed to get Josh Harrison to ground out for the first out before walking Starling Marte intentionally to load the bases and face Andrew McCutchen. The move paid off, as Rodney induced a double-play grounder from McCutchen to escape with the victory. He’s now 5-for-5 in save opportunities since A.J. Ramos (finger) hit the disabled list. Ramos tested out his fractured finger in a simulated game on Friday and remains on track to return when he’s first eligible on Sunday, though he might not close right away. The Marlins might even prefer to keep Rodney in the role. Stay tuned.
Aug 19 - 11:26 PM

Fernando Rodney nailed down his 21st save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning on Monday against the Reds.

Rodney issued a four-pitch walk to lead off the ninth but quickly thwarted the threat with a fielder's choice and a couple strikeouts. He's converted all four of his save opportunities since assuming the closer duties for the injured A.J. Ramos (finger).
Aug 15 - 11:09 PM

Fernando Rodney notched his second save as a Marlin Tuesday, tossing a scoreless ninth inning in a win over the Giants.

Rodney had to pitch around an error by Dee Gordon to lead off the inning, but did so easily with a double play and a strikeout. With A.J. Ramos (finger) out indefinitely, Rodney will shoot arrows for a while in Miami.
Aug 9 - 11:11 PM

Fernando Rodney served up three runs in the eighth inning and was charged with a blown save on Friday.

He was protecting a 1-0 lead at the time. He gave up four hits and a walk while retiring just one batter. He was on the hook for a loss until the Marlins scored four runs in the ninth inning to win the game. His ERA rose from 1.85 to 2.45 on the year. The hiccup doesn't change his status as one of the most effective set-up men in the league this year, but it does lessen the pressure on Marlins' closer A.J. Ramos and lengthens his leash a bit.
Aug 6 - 1:41 AM

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

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

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2Wei-Yin Chen
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2Fernando Rodney
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