RP - FA
The Astros released Fernando Rodney.
Rodney had been training at the team's alternate site but had yet to receive a promotion. It remains to be seen if we ever see the 43-year-old pitch again in the majors.
The Astros finalized a minor-league contract with RHP Fernando Rodney.
The deal was reportedly close to done earlier this week. Rodney will provide bullpen insurance for a unit that is starting to get bit by the injury bug. Roberto Osuna remains the team's locked-in closer.
Fernando Rodney is set to sign with the Astros, pending a physical. The 43-year old previously played with the Sugar Land Skeeters to stay in game shape.
Rodney will offer bullpen experience on a team that sorely needs it. With Roberto Osuna still closing, Rodney does not offer much fantasy appeal in traditional leagues. But, he could vulture a save every once in a while when Osuna is rested.
Nationals reliever Fernando Rodney allowed two hits and struck out one over a scoreless ninth inning to earn his second save of the season in Thursday's win over the Marlins.
Doolittle is still the closer in Washington, but it looks like Rodney is the next man up on days where Doolittle is unavailable, giving him some moderate fantasy appeal in deeper leagues.
Nationals reliever Fernando Rodney struck out two batters in a perfect ninth inning to earn his first save of the season in Friday's win over the Detroit Tigers.
Rodney now has two scoreless appearances under his belt for the Nationals after having an awful start to the season for the Athletics. If he can continue to pitch well in a struggling Washington bullpen, the 42-year-old could see some late-inning opportunities when Sean Doolittle is unavailable, as he was on Friday.