Mariners officially sign Fernando Rodney

Rodney has 85 saves over the past two seasons with the Rays.

Rodney has 85 saves over the past two seasons with the Rays.

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik today announced that the club has signed right-handed relief pitcher Fernando Rodney to a two-year deal through the 2015 season. 

Rodney will take the field today with the rest of the Seattle pitchers and catchers for the team’s first workout. 

Rodney, 36, went 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 ERA (25 ER, 66.2 IP) in 68 relief appearances with Tampa Bay in 2013. Over the last two seasons with the Rays he combined to record 85 saves with a 1.91 ERA in 144 relief appearances (76 in ’12, 68 in ’12). During this two-year stretch, he ranked 2nd among American League relievers in saves and ERA, while ranking 3rd in appearances.

 

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