Mariners officially sign Fernando Rodney
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.