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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 sent RHP Fernando Rodriguez outright to Triple-A Nashville.
Rodriguez, 32, posted a 4.20 ERA and 37/17 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings this season. He underwent surgery in early September to repair a torn lat muscle, but he's expected to be fine for the start of 2017. Oct 6 - 5:05 PM

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Fernando Rodriguez underwent surgery on Friday to repair a torn lat muscle.

It's a procedure similar to what Jake Peavy had done a few years back. Rodriguez is expected to be able to resume throwing in four months and should be fully healthy and ready to go for the start of 2017.
Sep 9 - 7:41 PM

Athletics transferred LHP Fernando Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list.

Nothing has changed in the progress of the injured left-hander, this was done merely as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Bruce Maxwell who joined the A's on Saturday.
Jul 23 - 3:08 PM

Fernando Rodriguez (shoulder, lat) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

It turns out that Rodriguez is actually dealing with a lat tear near his right rotator cuff, so he's going to miss more time than originally expected. If all goes well, a return is possible sometime before the end of August. The 32-year-old owns a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 37/17 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 15 - 6:53 PM

Fernando Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain.

Rodriguez was placed on the disabled list July 4 and is looking at a pretty lengthy absence. He'll be shut down for the next couple of weeks and then reevaluated. The right-hander held a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 37/17 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 6 - 12:13 PM

Athletics placed RHP Fernando Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Rodriguez suffered the injury during an eighth-inning appearance Sunday versus the Pirates. It's not clear how long he might be out. The right-hander holds a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 37/17 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings this season out of the Oakland bullpen.
Jul 4 - 10:12 AM

Fernando Rodriguez was forced to exit Sunday's game in the eighth inning due to a shoulder strain.

He's heading for an MRI and a trip to the disabled list is looking increasingly likely. The A's are already without Sean Doolittle in their bullpen, so they'll have to continue mixing and matching in their setup corps in front of closer Ryan Madson.
Jul 3 - 8:14 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Bruce Maxwell
2Josh Phegley
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Joe Wendle
SS1Marcus Semien
2Chad Pinder
3Franklin Barreto
4Yairo Munoz
3B1Ryon Healy
2Renato Nunez
3Jermaine Curtis
LF1Khris Davis
2Mark Canha
3Jaycob Brugman
4Jaff Decker
CF1Brett Eibner
2Jake Smolinski
RF1Matt Joyce
2Matt Olson
3Andrew Lambo
DH1Stephen Vogt
2Max Muncy
Starting Pitcher
S1Sonny Gray
2Kendall Graveman
3Sean Manaea
4Andrew Triggs
5Daniel Mengden
6Raul Alcantara
7Jharel Cotton
8Chris Bassitt
9Paul Blackburn
Relief Pitcher
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3John Axford
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Dull
6Zach Neal
7Daniel Coulombe
8Dillon Overton
9Bobby Wahl
10Tyler Sturdevant
11Simon Castro