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FERNANDO RODNEY RUMORS

Fernando Rodney and Padres finalize $2 million, 1-year deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) Reliever Fernando Rodney and the San Diego Padres have completed their $2 million, one-year contract. The 38-year-old right-hander, who agreed to the deal on Jan. 20, split last season between the Seattle Mariners and Chicago Cubs, going 5-5 with 16 saves and a 5.68 ERA. He enters spring training as the likely replacement for closer Craig Kimbrel, who was traded...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres Points: Rodney, Upton, Weeks

After being connected to Fernando Rodney since the Winter Meetings, the club has finally agreed to terms with the veteran relief pitcher, according to a tweet by Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Rodney gets a guaranteed $1.6 million and has a club option for 2017 worth $2 million against a $400,000 buyout, reports Dennis Lin […]
Via Baseball Essential
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres agree to 1-year deal with Fernando Rodney

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres and Fernando Rodney have agreed to a one-year contract, pending a physical exam.Rodney is expected to take over the closer's role vacated when Craig Kimbrel was traded to Boston.Rodney, who turns 39 on March 18, split the 2015 season between Seattle and the Chicago Cubs. He's also pitched for Detroit, the Los Angeles Angels and Tampa Bay.He...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Padres, reliever Fernando Rodney agree to 1-year deal

The San Diego Padres reportedly have added another veteran right-hander to the back end of their bullpen.As first reported by CBS Sports and confirmed by MLB.com, the Padres have agreed to a one-year deal with veteran reliever Fernando Rodney, who will turn 39 before the beginning of the 2016 season.MLB.com reports that the deal, which is pending a physical, is worth $1.5 million...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernando Rodney Signs with the Padres

Following the signing of Alexei Ramirez last Thursday, the Padres have officially signed yet another veteran to fill another hole. Fernando Rodney has agreed to a deal with the Padres that will likely see him be the favorite to close games in San Diego next season. The deal is a one year pact with a base […]
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Fernando Rodney edition

With the 2015-2016 MLB offseason well under way, the Chicago Cubs have emerged as big winners. With the additions of John Lackey, Ben Zobrist, and Jason Heyward the Cubs have positioned themselves as contenders for many seasons to come. While all of these additions will surely make a great impact on the team, the Cubs could look to add one more key piece. This key piece could be...
Via isportsweb.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Mariners have finally ended the Fernando Rodney era

The Seattle Mariners finally put their foot down and said “enough”. After Saturday’s ten inning loss to the Chicago White Sox, Seattle DFAed closer Fernando Rodney six weeks before the end of his two-year, $14 million deal signed prior to the 2014 season. Rodney was great last year for the Mariners, striking out 76 and walking 28 over 66 1/3 innings, pitching to a 2.85 ERA...
Via The Outside Corner
August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Fernando Rodney Hides In Bushes During Game, Is Weird (Video)

Fernando Rodney just wanted some relief from the hot Colorado sun Wednesday. Either that or he’s really shy. Given what we know about the eccentric Seattle Mariners closer, we’re going with the former. Regardless of motive, it still was quite the interesting sight when television cameras caught Rodney hiding in the bushes and strolling among the bullpen foliage during a day...
Via NESN.com
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jays fans troll Rodney with arrows

Throughout his career Fernando Rodney has irritated opposing fans with his routine of shooting an imaginary bow and arrow into the stands after each save.On Thursday, a group of Blue Jays fans trolled the Mariners closer by drawing back on their own invisible bows and riddling Rodney with barrage of unseen arrows as he walked out to the mound.These guys might want to brush up on...
Via The Other Paper
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays rumors: Fernando Rodney could return as a better closer option

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired closer Heath Bell in anticipation of losing fellow closer Fernando Rodney to free agency. It appears, though, that Rodney has a chance to resume his closer's role with the Rays. Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith reports that Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey "wouldn't be surprised" to see Rodney back on the Rays.Rodney has had contact with some teams, most...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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