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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...
Via Athletics Farm
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A's call up C Vogt, send RHP Rodriguez to minors

The Oakland Athletics called up catcher Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday and optioned right-hander Fernando Rodriguez back to the minors. Vogt immediately went into the starting lineup at catcher for the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels as the short-handed A's needed hitters with first baseman Brandon Moss (right calf) and outfielder Josh Reddick...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

A's reinstate Rodriguez from DL, option him to Triple-A

The Oakland A’s reinstated right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento, the club announced on Tuesday. Rodriguez began the season on the disabled list as he continued to recover from his March 27, 2013 “Tommy John” surgery on his right elbow.
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A's RHP Rodriguez undergoes elbow surgery

Oakland Athletics right-hander Fernando Rodriguez has undergone reconstructive elbow surgery. The team said before Thursday's exhibition at the San Francisco Giants that the procedure had no complications. The surgery was performed Wednesday by Dr. Thomas Mehlhoff at the Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston. Rodriguez will rejoin the A's on Saturday to begin his rehabilitation...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

A's Spring Notes: Rodriguez Hurting

The injury bug has bit the Oakland A's spring camp. We have news on Fernando Rodriguez, as well as notes on a minor leaguer who has retired, and more.
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

A’s pitcher Fernando Rodriguez has torn UCL

Fernando Rodriguez reportedly has a torn UCL—ulnar collateral ligament if you’re keeping score at home—in his right elbow and will likely need season-ending Tommy John surgery. The A’s reliever is apparently seeking a second opinion before going through with surgery, but the writing is pretty much on the wall. The right-hander came out of a game on Monday after throwing...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletics pitcher Fernando Rodriguez needs Tommy John surgery

The season of right-handed reliever Fernando Rodriguez is over before it began. The 28-year-old old will need Tommy John surgery to repair a ligament in his right elbow. Rodriguez will miss the entire 2013 season. Oakland acquired Rodriguez from Houston along with Jed Lowrie. Chris Carter went to Houston in the deal. Rodriguez’s fastball could reach 95-mph but he lasted just one...
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Following the "book" burns Mills, Astros

When Astro manager elected to replace starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez after eight innings of three hit ball to go with his closer, Brett Myers to close the game in Pittsburgh on Sunday he was doing what most major league managers would do. He followed the "Book" or the recognized strategic move used in modern baseball. Then he got the pages slammed on his fingers. Myers...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Miguel Buendia Returns at Paulie Ayala’s Gloves and Guitars in Fort Worth

The last time I saw Miguel Buendia (7-1, 4KO’s) it was only three short months ago when he knocked out the tough Abraham Esquivel (4-2) in the fifth round.  Buendia is coming into this fight after two consecutive knockouts and appears to be in great shape according to his own statement on our own Combat Sports TV interview. He is also coming into this fight after being part of...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
January 26, 2012  |  Discuss

NTF Year End Awards - 2011 Boxing Fight of the Year

Winner:  Miguel Buendia vs. Fernando Rodriguez (Battle of DFW, May 2011) Few fighters guarantee an evening of excitement quite like Fort Worth’s Miguel Buendia and Dallas’ Fernando Rodriguez.  Neither fighter has met a fight they didn’t like and their penchant for encaging in roaring slugfests have given them a following here in North Texas.  Now, when you put the both...
Via North Texas Fisticuffs
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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