Fernando Rodney Bio, Age, Trade, Contract, Plantain, Hat, Arrow and Net Worth

Fernando Rodney Bio

Fernando Rodney born in Samaná, Dominican Republic on March 18, 1977, is a Dominican–American professional baseball pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to joining MLB, he played for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Minnesota Twins. He made his MLB debut in 2002, and joined the 300 save club in 2017.

Fernando Rodney Age

Born on March 18, 1977, Rodney is 42 years old as of 2019.

Fernando Rodney Wife

He is married to Helen Rodney.

Fernando Rodney Contract

Rodney signed a two-year, $11 million contract on December 24, 2009, with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Despite closing for the Detroit Tigers in 2009, “Rodney is expected to share setup duties , when Brian Fuentes is down, with Scot Shields and Kevin Jepsen and close on a fill-in basis “, according to Los Angeles Times . Rodney claimed that he was a different pitcher in save situations, while referring to his lower ERA in save situations. He filled for Angels’ closer Brian Fuentes in April when he went on the disabled list with a strained back.

Later he signed a 2-year, $14 million contract with the Seattle Mariners, on February 6, 2014. Rodney was named as a late addition to the AL All-Star team, after leading the American League in saves in the first half of the season, taking the spot of David Price, who had pitched the Sunday before the game and thus could not pitch in the actual All-Star Game. He completed the 2014 season with a franchise record 48 saves, beating Kazuhiro Sasaki with 45 saves.

Fernando Rodney Photo
Fernando Rodney Photo

He signed a one-year, $2 million contract on February 4, 2016, with the San Diego Padres. He pitched a scoreless ninth inning on April 11, 2016, to record his first save as a Padre in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Later that year on December 9, 2016, he signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He recorded his first win for the Diamondbacks on opening day and his first save in his next appearance on April 5, 2017.

Fernando Rodney Twins

After leaving Arizon Diamondbacks Rodney signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract , on December 15, 2017, with the Minnesota Twins. His contract with Minnesota Twins includes incentives that could increase the amount to $6 million, as well as a 2019 team option.

Fernando Rodney Trade

Fernando Rodney Cubs

On August 27, 2015, Rodney was traded to the Chicago Cubs for cash considerations. At Chicago cubs he wore jersey #57, the first time in his career in which he wore a number other than 56. He made his Cubs debut on August 28 at Dodger Stadium, where he already blew a save during the season. Despite hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch, he pitched a scoreless eighth .

He was again traded on June 30, 2016, to the Miami Marlins for Chris Paddack.

On August 9, 2018, almost a year after being signed by Minnesota Twins, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for minor league pitcher Dakota Chalmers. Rodney served as a setup man, in 22 games for the A’s. He pitched to a 3.92 ERA in ​20 2⁄3 innings.

Fernando Rodney Arrow

Fernando is famously known for celebrating a save by pretending to shoot a bow and arrow toward the sky, usually at a point high over center field.

He began the routine after saving a 1-0 ballgame while with the Rays on April 16, 2012 against their rival, the Boston Red Sox. The routine became his tradition after successfully saving each game that season, and soon involved his Rays teammates.

Fernando Rodney MLB

He made his MLB debut in 2002, when he was 25 years old and joined the 300 save club in 2017.

He is a three-time MLB All-Star. In 2012, he won the MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award and American League Comeback Player of the Year Award. He is best known for throwing a fastball between 96-99 mph topping out at 100 mph, and a palmball in the low 80s.

Fernando Rodney Plantain

In 2017, he pulled out a Plantain out of his pants and used it to do his routine of Bow and Arrow. he calls it his lucky plantain.

Fernando Rodney Hat

Fernando Rodney Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

Fernando Rodney Fangraphs

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Fernando Rodney Mechanics

Fernando Rodney News

Athletics’ Fernando Rodney: Falters in loss

Source: cbssports.com

Rodney (0-1) allowed three earned runs on four hits and a wild pitch over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday. He struck out one.

The veteran reliever was called upon to preserve a 3-3 tie in the ninth, but he promptly allowed singles to three of the first four batters he faced. Rodney then uncorked a wild pitch while working against Mookie Betts and subsequently allowed a two-run double to the Red Sox’s center fielder. Rodney had also given up a pair of earned runs over an inning against the Angels last Friday, but he’s generated scoreless outings in his three other appearances thus far.

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