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Athletics acquire veteran closer Fernando Rodney from Twins

By on August 10, 2018
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The Oakland Athletics are not done making moves.

The team confirmed late Thursday that they have acquired veteran reliever Fernando Rodney from the Minnesota Twins in in exchange for minor league pitcher Dakota Chalmers.

The 41-year old Dominican, who is in his 16th MLB season, has performed well for a struggling Twins team in 2018. In 46 appearances, he has posted a 3-2 record, 3.09 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and has converted 25 of 30 save opportunities.

Unless the Athletics get really unlucky with injuries, Rodney won’t be expected to close out games moving forward. He will simply provide extra depth for an already strong bullpen, and fill in as a experienced reliever that can help the team get out of jams on nights where some of their main relievers need rest.

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