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With bullpen in flux, A's might give Rodriguez a bigger role after strong debut

The story of the 2015 Oakland A's so far is pitching - but it's not a pretty story.The 12-18 A's have stumbled on the mound, from the starting staff to the bullpen. The relief corps in particular has been especially ineffective, and it's become a big concern for Bob Melvin and his coaching staff.That's why the two scoreless innings from Fernando Rodriguez on Thursday afternoon left...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics bring up Rodriguez to help reeling bullpen

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Oakland Athletics have recalled right-hander Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Nashville to help their reeling bullpen. The 30-year-old Rodriguez had 18 strikeouts in 16 innings for Nashville this season, compiling a 2.81 ERA and holding batters to a .143 batting average. Athletics manager Bob Melvin has struggled to find the right roles and combinations for...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Athletics Acquire LHP Eury De La Rosa; DFA Fernando Rodriguez

The Oakland Athletics announced on Thursday that they have acquired LHP Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. Last season in 25 appearances, De La Rosa went 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA, 1.391 WHIP, and a decent 3.49 FIP. While De La Rosa does not throw hard, his fastball has good sink and movement to go along with a decent breaking ball. At the...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A's acquire lefty De La Rosa from Arizona for cash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Athletics have acquired left-hander Eury De La Rosa from the Arizona Diamondbacks for cash. Oakland made the announcement Thursday, the latest trade in another offseason full of them for general manager Billy Beane. The A's designated right-hander Fernando Rodriguez for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster. Right-hander Jorge De Leon, who was designated...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics dump Fernando Rodriguez

On Thursday the Oakland Athletics designated reliever Fernando Rodriguez for assignment. The 30-year-old Rodriguez made seven appearances out of the A’s bullpen last season allowing one earned run over nine innings of work. He ad agreed to a one-year deal with the A’s earlier this month worth $635,000 to avoid salary arbitration. He is getting the boot off the 40-man roster...
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Davis, Rodriguez agree to deals with A's

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) First baseman Ike Davis and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $3.8 million, one-year contract, while right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has received a $635,000 deal. Oakland declined to tender contracts to first baseman Kyle Blanks and outfielder Andrew Brown by Tuesday night's deadline. The pair become free agents Wednesday. Davis was acquired last month...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: Get the Inside Scoop on Sacramento’s Top Players from River Cats Manager Steve Scarsone and Pitching Coach Rick Rodriguez

After spending two seasons mentoring A’s minor leaguers as the manager at Midland, Steve Scarsone is now midway through his second season as the skipper in Sacramento. Meanwhile, Rick Rodriguez is the long-time River Cats pitching coach, though he also served a brief stint as the A’s bullpen coach, and he’s had a hand in developing many of the A’s most talented young pitchers...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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