Fernando Rodney signs for the Seattle Mariners

Published Add your comment

Football News

Fernando Rodney has signed for the Seattle Mariners on a two-year deal from the Tampa Bay Rays. 

The contract is said to be worth 14 million dollars a year for the relieving pitcher, and it could well go up to $15million if he meets the incentives of his deal during the next two MLB seasons. 

Jonah Keri of Grantland (via Twitter), reported the news late Thursday, and it seems the 36-year-old will be on his way imminently. 

Rodney is a client of MVP Sports Group, and he established himself as one of the game's most effective relievers during a 2012 career comeback in Tampa Bay.

He managed 48 saves for the Rays, Rodney threw 74 2/3 innings of 0.60 ERA ball that year, striking out 9.2 per nine while walking just 1.8 per nine.

Though he was less of a dominant pitcher last year, Rodney still upped his strikeouts to a career-best 11.1 K/9, while surrendering 4.9 BB/9, which was a stat close to that of the year before in his best season. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tampa Bay Rays
MLB American League
MLB National League
Seattle Mariners

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again