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Fernando Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher | #33

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/18/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 232
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: El Paso (TX) CC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 18 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Athletics and RHP Fernando Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.05 million contract.
The 31-year-old hurler earns a nice raise over the $635,000 that he took home in 2015. He's coming off a season in which he compiled a 3.84 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 65/24 K/BB ratio across 58 2/3 innings. Jan 16 - 9:14 AM

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Athletics purchased the contract of RHP Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Nashville.

Rodriguez had registered a 2.81 ERA, 0.875 WHIP, and 18/6 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He should do well in a middle-relief role.
Thu, May 7, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Athletics reassigned RHPs Fernando Rodriguez and Kevin Whelan, LHPs Brad Mills and Ryan Verdugo, INFs Matt Olsen and Joey Wendle and C Carson Blair to minor league camp.

Rodriguez was in camp competing for a spot in the bullpen, and it really speaks to the depth of the team's depth more than anything else that he was sent out this early. He should get an opportunity with the A's at some point during the 2015 campaign.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015 07:56:00 PM

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

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

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2B1Jed Lowrie
2Eric Sogard
3Arismendy Alcantara
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Danny Valencia
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Coco Crisp
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Smolinski
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Chris Bassitt
4Rich Hill
5Felix Doubront
6Henderson Alvarez
7Sean Manaea
8Daniel Mengden
9Dillon Overton
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Marc Rzepczynski
6Fernando Rodriguez
7Ryan Dull
8Zach Neal
9Jarrod Parker