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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
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics sent RHP Fernando Rodriguez outright to Triple-A.
The righty was knocked off the 40-man roster Thursday to make room for left-hander Eury de la Rosa. Rodriguez allowed just one run over nine relief innings for the A's last season. He also put up a sterling 1.97 ERA to go with 53 strikeouts in 45-plus innings at Triple-A and could be a valuable relief arm in 2015 if the A's need help. Tue, Dec 23, 2014 03:23:00 PM

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Athletics designated RHP Fernando Rodriguez for assignment.

Oakland signed Rodriguez to a one-year deal on December 2, avoiding arbitration, but it was only worth around $100,000 more than the major league minimum. He got bumped from the A's 40-man roster Thursday to clear a spot for new left-hander Eury de la Rosa.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 01:11:00 PM

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

Tim Dierkes of says Rodriguez will earn $635,000. The reliever allowed one run over nine relief innings for the A's this past season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 06:49:00 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 12:25:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 01:32:00 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.
Fri, May 9, 2014 05:01:00 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.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 04:30:00 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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 02:19:00 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.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 09:04:00 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.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 09:46:00 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.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 11:52:00 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.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 08:10:00 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.
Sat, Feb 22, 2014 01:49:00 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.
Fri, Feb 14, 2014 03:36:00 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

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