Fernando Rodney Biography

Fernando Rodney

Quick Facts Of Fernando Rodney

Celebrated Name Fernando Rodney
Age 42 Years
Nick Name Rodney
Birth Name Fernando Rodney
Birth Date 1977-03-18
Gender Male
Profession Baseball Player

Fernando Rodney is a Dominican-American professional baseball player. He plays as a pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut for the Detroit Tigers in May 2002 and has later played for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Tampa Bay Rays, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Minnesota Twins, and the Oakland Athletics. He is a three-time MLB All-Star.

Fernando Rodney Career

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What is Fernando Rodney Famous For?

  • Three-time All-Star.
  • Recipient of the MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award in 2012.
  • Recipient of the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2012.
  • Joined 300 save club in 2017.

Where was Fernando Rodney Born?

Fernando Rodney was born on 18 March 1977. His birth place is in Samana in the Dominic Republic. He holds Dominican-American nationality. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States in June 2018. Information about his parents and siblings will be updated soon. 

Fernando Rodney MLB

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Professional Career

The Detroit Tigers signed Rodney as an amateur free agent in 1997.

He then spent the 1999-2003 season in the minor leagues. 

He made his MLB debut in 2002, during which he split time between Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens and the Tigers. 

Following the 2003 season, he underwent Tommy John surgery.

He split time between minor leagues and MLB until 2005.

He was named the Tigers closer in 2005.

Rodney, Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya each threw multiple fastballs clocked in at over 100 mph on 3 July 2006 in Oakland, California. Thus, they became the first three pitchers from the same team to do so during one game. 

He made his first World Series appearances in the 2006 World Series, which they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. 

He rejected the arbitration offer from the Tigers following the 2009 season. 

He then signed a 2-year deal worth $11 million with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in December 2009.

Following his stint at the Los Angeles of Anaheim, he signed a $1.75 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2012 season. 

He was selected to his first-ever All-Star Game in July 2012.

He was named the AL Comeback Player of the Year and the Delivery Man of the Year in 2012. 

Fernando Rodney Closer

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He signed a 2-year deal worth $14 million with the Seattle Mariners in February 2014. 

He finished the 2014 season with a franchise-record 48 saves. 

The Mariners designated Rodney for assignment in August 2015. 

The Mariners traded Rodney to the Chicago Cubs in August 2015. 

He signed a 1-year deal worth $2 million with the San Diego Padres in February 2016. 

The Padres traded him to the Miami Marlins in June 2016. 

He signed a $2.75 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks in December 2016.

He became the 42nd pitcher all-time to finish 500 career games in June 2017.

In September 2017, he became the 28th pitcher all-time record 300 career saves in a victory over the Miami Marlins. 

He signed a year deal worth $4.5 million with a Minnesota Twins in December 2017.

The Twins traded him to the Oakland Athletics in August 2018.

He was the third-oldest active player in American League. 

He was designated for assignment by the Oakland A's in May 2019.

He signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals in June 2019.

The Nationals called him to major leagues on 25 June 2019.

He was the second oldest-player in he major leagues behind Ichiro Suzuki. 

Following Suzuki's retirement during the 2019 season, he is now the oldest active player in MLB. 

Fernando Rodney Stats

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What is Fernando Rodney Net Worth?

Fernando Rodney earns from his professional baseball career. During his long baseball career, he has played for more than 10 MLB teams. He made his MLB debut with the Detroit Tigers. His income comes from contracts, salaries, and bonuses. His annual salary is reported at around $1 million. His net worth will be updated soon. 

Did You Know?

  • He bats and throws right-handed.
  • He is the oldest active player in MLB 2019.
  • He joined the 300 save club in 2017.
  • He is the cousin of Alfredo Figaro.
  • He throws a fastball between 96-99 mph and a palmball in the low 80s.
  • His trademark celebration is posing like shooting a bow and arrow to high center field after converting a save.
  • He wears his cap tilted at an angle toward the left side of his head as a tribute to his father.

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