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Fernando Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 237
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics recalled RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento.
Rodriguez has allowed just one run in eight innings of relief this season for the Athletics. He'll give the best bullpen in baseball a little more depth. Sep 1 - 12:25 PM

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Athletics optioned RHP Fernando Rodriguez to Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez receives the demotion even after he allowed just one run over eight relief innings. He'll get another chance later this season.
Jun 1 - 1:32 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez earned the promotion after posting a 0.73 ERA over 11 appearances for Sacramento. He'll be used in middle relief.
May 9 - 5:01 PM

Athletics activated RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Rodriguez is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. The A's want him to get in more work against minor league competition before considering him for a bullpen spot.
Apr 29 - 4:30 PM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento Thursday.

Rodriguez's recovery from Tommy John surgery is going well, and A's manager Bob Melvin noted Wednesday that he expects the reliever to be up with the big club before long. The 29-year-old holds a 4.89 ERA but has struck out 136 over 123 1/3 innings in his career.
Apr 2 - 2:19 PM

Athletics placed RHP Fernando Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a right elbow injury.

Rodriguez is doing well as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he just needs more time. He should be a relief option for the A's early on.
Mar 30 - 9:04 AM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) will appear in a minor league game on Friday.

It will be his first game action since last March's Tommy John surgery. Rodriguez will begin the season in extended spring training but should be an option for the A's bullpen pretty early on.
Mar 18 - 9:46 PM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) threw a successful simulated game on Friday.

Rodriguez noted that he was pleased with the results on Friday, though the A's maintain that he likely won't appear in a live game during the Cactus League season. The 29-year-old hurler missed the entire 2013 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be a bullpen option for the A's early in the regular season.
Mar 8 - 11:52 AM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) on Tuesday threw his first live batting practice session since Tommy John surgery.

Rodriguez was pleased with the results. "Not what I expected it to be, I guess, because I had such an adrenaline rush, so the ball was flying out of my hand," Rodriguez said. "It's kind of exciting. It's something I've been waiting for a while. I couldn't have asked for a better day for it being the first time throwing off the mound to hitters." The A's won't use Rodriguez in Cactus League games and will hold him back in extended spring training at the start of the season. However, it sounds like he'll be an option for the bullpen early on.
Feb 25 - 8:10 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin has been impressed by how good Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) has looked early in A's camp.

Rodriguez won't be used during Cactus League games this spring while he recovers from Tommy John surgery, but the way he looks Melvin certainly wants to utilize him. He's still expected to begin the regular season on the disabled list, but should join an extremely deep and talented A's bullpen early in the season.
Feb 22 - 1:49 PM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) might not appear in any Cactus League games this spring.

Instead, he could be scheduled for simulated/controlled games. Rodriguez underwent Tommy John surgery just before Opening Day last year and it looks like he'll begin this season the DL. However, he should be a bullpen option for the A's early on in the year.
Feb 14 - 3:36 PM

Athletics and RHP Fernando Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials are not yet known. Rodriguez missed all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery but is healthy now and will compete for a bullpen spot in spring training.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 08:58:00 PM

Athletics activated RHP Fernando Rodriguez from the 60-day disabled list.

Rodriguez missed all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to be healthy for spring training and will compete for a bullpen spot.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 07:15:00 PM

Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) has been throwing long-toss and thinks he'll be ready to throw off a mound by October.

Rodriguez's rehab from Tommy John surgery appears to be going swimmingly. He should be ready to roll for spring training next year.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 01:59:00 PM

Fernando Rodriguez underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Thursday.

Rodriguez will miss the entire 2013 season. The 28-year-old had a 5.37 and 78/34 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings last season with the Astros and was acquired in February's Jed Lowrie deal.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Geovany Soto
3Bryan Anderson
1B1Brandon Moss
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Alberto Callaspo
2Eric Sogard
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Andy Parrino
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Adam Dunn
2John Jaso
3Kyle Blanks
4Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Sonny Gray
3Jeff Samardzija
4Scott Kazmir
5Jason Hammel
6A.J. Griffin
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Eric O'Flaherty
5Fernando Abad
6Dan Otero
7Jesse Chavez
8Evan Scribner
9Fernando Rodriguez
10Drew Pomeranz