Fernando Rodney RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs Acquire Fernando Rodney

    Bleed Cubbie Blue "Wrigley Field appears to be the rest home for older closers who are having trouble getting people out, as they have now acquired former Mariner Fernando Rodney. Here's the latest: Theo & Co. seem to be trying to complete a set of Joe Maddon closers, as Rafael Soriano closed for Maddon's Rays..." August 28

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    Chicago Cubs @Cubs

    #Cubs today acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash consideration. pic.twitter.com/ihn4ob9REc

  • Mariners designate Fernando Rodney for assignment

    CBS Sports "In 2014, Fernando Rodney was an All-Star closer for the Mariners, saving an MLB-best 48 saves. In 2015, Fernando Rodney has been thrown on the proverbial scrap heap. The Mariners designated Rodney for assignment after another crushing loss, a 6-3 decision to the White Sox that was a 3-1..." August 23

  • McClendon says ‘hope’ is Rodney reclaims closer’s role

    Tacoma News Tribune "Fernando Rodney had just watched Carson Smith escape an eighth-inning jam Friday night when the phone rang in the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen. The message: Rodney was to warm up in order to pitch the ninth inning in what would be his first save situation since he lost his closer’s job after..." June 29

  • McClendon says ‘hope’ is Rodney reclaims closer’s role

    Tacoma News Tribune "Fernando Rodney had just watched Carson Smith escape an eighth-inning jam Friday night when the phone rang in the Seattle Mariners’ bullpen. The message: Rodney was to warm up in order to pitch the ninth inning in what would be his first save situation since he lost his closer’s job after..." June 28

  • McClendon sees no viable alternative to Rodney

    The News Tribune "There’s no alternative at this point, manager Lloyd McClendon believes, to buying a ticket to the Fernando Rodney Experience whenever the Seattle Mariners are looking to close out a victory. “The fact is he’s our closer,” McClendon said Wednesday in the wake of Rodney blowing a save in..." June 03

  • Mariners sign Fernando Rodney to two-year deal

    Hardball Talk "Jonah Keri of Grantland reports that the Mariners have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal with Fernando Rodney. The deal has incentives in it which could take it up to $15 million. Rodney was dominant for the Rays in 2012 and saved 37 games for them in 2013 while striking out 82 batters in..." February 07

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    Tim Brown @TBrownYahoo

    The Mariners are in on Fernando Rodney. With the Mets and O's, that makes three teams that we know of.

  • Mets talking with Fernando Rodney

    ESPN "In the wake of the Mets losing out on Grant Balfour, Sandy Alderson has been in dialogue with free-agent closer Fernando Rodney's representatives, a source familiar with the team's interest told ESPNNewYork.com. Rodney, 36, went 5-4 with a 3.38 ERA and recorded 37 saves last season with the..." January 24

  • Orioles have 'significant interest' in Fernando Rodney, reached out to Francisco Rodriguez

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles head into Christmas Week without a closer, but they are still in the mix for free-agent right-hander Fernando Rodney. According to an industry source, the Orioles are one of four teams who have shown “significant interest” in the 36-year-old, who saved 85 of 95 opportunities for the..." December 23

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Orioles being aggressive trying to land Fernando Rodney now that Balfour deal has collapsed.

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    Dan Connolly @danconnollysun

    Acdg to industry source, #Orioles seem to b turning their attention to Fernando Rodney w the Balfour decision in limbo and likely collapsing

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    word is, fernando rodney is looking for $10M per year for at least 2 yrs maybe 3. #mariners cant be excited about that price

  • Indians will kick tires on closers Fernando Rodney, Brian Wilson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians need a closer after releasing Chris Perez on Oct. 31. With the free agent market still gathering itself, the Indians have spent a lot of time talking about their own pitchers as possible replacements. Cody Allen and Bryan Shaw are the names most mentioned, but they aren’t limiting..." November 13

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    RMooneyTBO @RMooneyTBO

    #rays Maddon said as long as Rodney remains confident in himself he will remain confident in Rodney

  • Rays bullpen pointed in wrong direction

    Tampa Tribune "Understand that he had nowhere to go but down. But did he have to become a fanatic about it? Fernando Rodney was that spectacular last season, unhittable, unreal, all of it. His historically tiny ERA and boundless joy kicked off a cult: bow, arrow, pull, release. Everyone still does it,..." May 24

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #Rays Maddon says Rodney remains the closer, and there was not even a discussion about it

  • Rodney confident he'll find his groove

    Tampa Tribune "Closer Fernando Rodney said he is the same pitcher he was last season, when he turned in a season for the ages. So what's wrong? He can't locate his fastball. “The only thing I saw that I can tell you guys, I think the fastball location is not exactly what I want, what I'm looking for...." May 18

  • Tampa Bay Rays' Rodney says WBC workload not a concern

    Tampa Tribune "Fernando Rodney returned to the Tampa Bay Rays this morning, proudly displaying his World Baseball Classic championship medal. While the Rays are concerned with Rodney's heavy workload during the tournament – he appeared in all eight games for the Dominican Republic – Rodney said it won't be a..." March 21

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