Fernando Rodriguez (baseball)

Fernando Rodriguez

Rodriguez with the Oakland Athletics
Free agent
Relief pitcher
Born: (1984-06-18) June 18, 1984
El Paso, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 2, 2009, for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
MLB statistics
(through May 18, 2016)
Win–loss record 10-15
Earned run average 4.11
Strikeouts 228
WHIP 1.32
Rodriguez pitching for the Houston Astros in 2012

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.[1]

On May 17, 2011, Rodriguez was called up by the Houston Astros.[2]

After the 2012 season, the Astros traded Rodriguez and Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi.[3]

He had season-ending Tommy John surgery on March 28 and missed the entire 2013 season.[4]

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.[5] His contract was purchased from Triple-A Nashville and he was added to the Athletics active roster on May 7, 2015.[6] He was sent outright to Triple-A after the 2016 season, and elected to become a free agent.[7]


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