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Fernando Rodney (RP)

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Bats: R, Throws: R

After posting a 5.68 ERA and an astonishing -0.9 WAR in 50 2/3 innings in 2015, Fernando Rodney has been designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners. (Source: Mariners PR on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodney was a dead man walking in Seattle for the last three months, but has a chance to be picked up by a contending team desperate for bullpen help. Even if he finds a new team in 2015, however, he seems unlikely to regain a closer role or the form that helped him lead the league in saves in 2014.

 

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The Mariners closer lost again on Monday night, allowing the bases to load on two bunt base hits and a HBP before walking in the winning run on four straight pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney is either mentally done, physically done, or possibly both. There is no excuse for keeping him on your roster.

 

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Fernando Rodney entered the ninth inning with one out, but could only record one himself, while allowing two runs on two hits while walking two batters. The Mariners blew another ninth inning lead, eventually losing to the Rockies 7-5 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney was given another chance by Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon to earn a save, but again, as usual, he could not succeed in doing so blowing his sixth save of the season. Rodney could very well be running out of chances to remain in the Mariners bullpen, not just in the closer role. With a 4-4 record and a 5.56 ERA, not many 38 year-old relievers would still have a job with those numbers.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched the eighth inning with the Mariners leading 2-1 and struck out the side for an easy inning of work. The Mariners ultimately lost to the Twins 3-2 with a blown save in the ninth inning from Carson Smith.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney has still struggled out of the Mariners bullpen since being removed of his closer duties, but he has managed to lower his ERA to an ugly 5.44. With Mariners closer Carson Smith not performing much better, the closer situation in Seattle is up in the air. Monitor Rodney's status within the coming weeks to see if he could regain his closer job to end 2015.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning for the Mariners with the team trailing 8-2. He did not allow a base-runner and struck out one batter in his one inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney, who has had an awful 2015 campaign owning an ERA close to six, has not allowed a hit in his last two outings. It is doubtful he will be turning his season around, but if you are a Rodney owner it is nice to see decent production from the former closer. Unless Carson Smith loses the closer role for the Mariners, Rodney possesses little fantasy value.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched one inning, striking out one batter but allowed a solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes to blow his fourth save of the season. The Mariners hung on to beat the Tigers 7-6 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney had been given save opportunities since he was "removed" from the closer role by manager Lloyd McClendon, but has still struggled. It is likely Rodney's days of save opportunities are gone, and he could be fighting for a job in Seattle. Look to rid yourself of Rodney if he is on your roster.

 

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Fernando Rodney got the call to pitch the ninth inning in a save situation and did not disappoint, collecting his 15th save in one inning pitched striking out two batters. The Mariners beat the Angels 3-1.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney had been removed as Seattle's closer in the beginning of the month and his replacement Carson Smith has performed well collecting five saves. Manager Lloyd McClendon chose to go with the veteran and it is unclear if this is a permanent change. Monitor the Mariners bullpen situation in the coming days for clarity before adding Rodney and his 5.70 ERA on your roster.

 

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Lloyd McClendon on Fernando Rodney: "I’m not sure he’s quite ready to go back to the closer’s role. We’ll use him where we think he fits the best." "He’s getting better. He’s still working on things every day. It’s coming. It’s not quite there yet." (Source: TNT_Mariners on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Don't hold your breath waiting for Fernando Rodney to earn back the closer role. Carson Smith has been pitching good in his stead.

 

Fernando Rodney entered the ninth inning with the score tied at zero and promptly gave up a lead-off home run to Logan Forsythe. That would be the only run of the game as the Rays beat the Mariners 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: Although manager Lloyd McClendon said he is sticking with Rodney as his closer earlier in the week, he cannot continue to cost Seattle ball games. With a 2-3 record and more importantly an astronomical 6.94 ERA the days as the Mariners closer could be numbered for Fernando. Monitor Seattle's bullpen situation closely as there could be some changes on the horizon.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched a solid ninth inning, allowing one hit as he earned his 13th save on the season in the Mariners 4-1 victory over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney has an ugly ERA just under 6.00 (5.89), but he has consistently racked up the saves in the Mariners bullpen. Depending on how your league operates, Rodney could possess a lot of fantasy value on his save numbers alone, but if you get hurt by high ERA and WHIP, Rodney is not the type of closer to rely on.

 

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Fernando Rodney allowed no runs and no hits in an inning of relief against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He also struckout two in the appearance.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney has done one thing right for fantasy owners this season, and that is tallying saves, as his 12 ties him for ninth in MLB. However, his ERA is still a ghastly 6.23, and he's been consistent, but only in giving up runs, not preventing them. Use Rodney if you absolutely need the saves, but beware of the hit to your other categories if you do.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning allowing one run on one hit, while walking one batter, recording his second loss of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney had been more consistent since the first month of the season, but struggled again with control issues. Rodney is 1-2 on the year with 9 saves and a 5.65 ERA, not typical numbers you expect out of your closer. As long as Rodney remains the Mariners closer, he possesses solid fantasy value due to the opportunities he receives.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning with a two-run cushion. He allowed a home run to David Freese and proceeded to close out the game as the Mariners beat the Angels 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: This was Rodney eighth save of the season, but with an ERA of 5.56 his value is tempered. Rodney has not proven he can consistently get batters out like he has in the past, evident by his 1.67 WHIP, his highest since 2003. As long as he remains the Mariners closer he will have value, but if he keeps allowing runs, it may not be his job for long.

 

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Fernando Rodney allowed two base-runners, one on a hit, the other on a walk, but managed to escape the ninth inning without any damage done, recording his fifth save of the year, striking out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Rodney has not looked sharp to start the year, despite his five saves. He owns a 6.48 ERA and a 2.05 WHIP, not numbers you want from your closer. It is possible, Rodney will begin to turn his season around, but I would proceed with caution when putting the 38 year-old in your lineup, he could implode at any time.

 

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Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth inning, allowing two hits while striking out one batter en route to his fourth save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: It was not the easiest save of his career allowing two base-runners, but Rodney got the job done. The way Fernando has been pitching to start the year, it does not give you confidence if you own him in fantasy leagues. With an 8.53 ERA and a WHIP of 2.05, Rodney's best days may be behind him. Look to trade the Mariners closer for some value, or hold on to him and hope he does not implode.

 

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Fernando Rodney need 15 pitches to strike out the side in the top on the ninth inning on Tuesday, as the Mariners lost to the Astros 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Even though this was a non-save situation for the Mariners closer, it has to give both Rodney and M's manager Lloyd McClendon confidence in the reliever's abilities after starting the season with an ERA north of 10.00. Rodney led the MLB in saves last season with 48, so his fantasy value is still evident. As long as he remains in the closer role, Rodney will offer a lot of value in leagues that score saves.

 

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Another save was blown Tuesday by Fernando Rodney who has struggled to find outs early this season. Rodney was also not able to close out the game in Sunday's contest, but eventually received the win after the Mariners offense bailed him out. Rodney was not as lucky this time around as he blew a 5-4 lead going into the ninth inning to receive the loss. Three hits, two walks, and two earned runs were surrendered by Rodney.

Fantasy Impact: This was the second poor outing in a row for Rodney. Right now there has been no word that he is in danger of losing the closing job. But one has to wonder how long he will last if he continues to let this many men on base. Danny Farquhar is most likely next in line to get save opportunities if Rodney were to eventually lose the job.

 

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Thanks to Fernando Rodney the Mariners had to take this game into extra innings to get the win. Going into the 9th inning the Mariners had a 7-3 lead on the Athletics. Rodney got roughed up for two walks, four hits, and four earned runs. Rodney was eventually credited for the win after the Mariners scored in the top of the 10th inning to win the game.

Fantasy Impact: This was not a good outing at all for Rodney who got himself into trouble early in the 9th inning. He is still the undisputed closer for the Mariners and should see plenty of save opportunities this season. With that being said this hurt fantasy owners to watch. Do not panic yet though, he only blew three saves all of last year. Look for him to get back on track whenever the next save opportunity presents itself.

 

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Fernando Rodney ready to roll

Thu, Apr 2nd 8:39pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Fernando Rodney has been great this spring and looks ready to roll into the regular season. He has made eight appearances on the spring and has not allowed a run through 7 2/3 innings. He has had some control issues as he has allowed six walks in those innings but this is nothing new for Rodney.

Fantasy Impact: In 2014 Rodney was one of the best closers in baseball. He locked down 48 saves in 51 chances and held a 2.85 ERA. With the Mariners improved offense and excellent pitching staff, it is not inconceivable to believe that Rodney can replicate those numbers in 2015. He is likely undervalued in fantasy leagues because of his reputation as a guy that walks a lot of batters and should be a terrific value pick for all the owners that continue to believe in him.