Fernando Rodriguez (baseball)
Rodriguez with the Oakland Athletics
Born: June 18, 1984|
El Paso, Texas
|May 2, 2009, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|MLB statistics |
(through May 18, 2016)
|Earned run average||4.11|
Fernando Rodriguez (born June 18, 1984) is an American professional baseball player who is a free agent. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Houston Astros, and Oakland Athletics.
Rodriguez made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim against the New York Yankees on May 2, 2009, at Yankee Stadium, pitching in one inning, getting two outs, and giving up three runs.
On May 17, 2011, Rodriguez was called up by the Houston Astros.
He had season-ending Tommy John surgery on March 28 and missed the entire 2013 season.
After the 2013 season, Rodriguez signed a one-year contract with the Athletics for 2014, avoiding arbitration. However, the A's designated Rodriguez for assignment on December 18, only a couple weeks after signing the deal, removing him from the 40-man roster to allow for pitcher Eury De La Rosa to be added from the Arizona Diamondbacks. His contract was purchased from Triple-A Nashville and he was added to the Athletics active roster on May 7, 2015. He was sent outright to Triple-A after the 2016 season, and elected to become a free agent.
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- Astros send struggling Abad to AAA, call up Fernando Rodriguez, Houston Chronicle, May 17, 2011.
- Gleeman, Aaron (March 14, 2013). "Fernando Rodriguez to undergo Tommy John Surgery". NBCSports.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Twitter / Athletics: #Athletics agree to terms with RHP Fernando Rodriguez on a one-year contract leaving eight arbitration eligible players... (1/2)
- Fordin, Spencer (May 7, 2015). "A's Call Up Righty Rodriguez, Designate Smith". MLB.com. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
- Hall, Alex (October 7, 2016). "Oakland A's roster moves: Eric Sogard, Jarrod Parker, 4 others head to free agency". Retrieved October 7, 2016.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)