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Mariners sign relief pitcher Fernando Rodney

Mariners sign relief pitcher Fernando Rodney

PEORIA, Ariz., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Pitcher Fernando Rodney, who totaled 85 saves the last two seasons, has signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Mariners.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Boston 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Jose Lobaton clouted a game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth Monday and Tampa Bay kept its post-season run alive with a 5-4 ALDS win over Boston.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Cleveland 0

CLEVELAND, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Alex Cobb pitched Tampa Bay out of persistent trouble Wednesday and the Rays advanced in the playoffs with a 4-0 victory over Cleveland.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Toronto 6

TORONTO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Matt Moore tossed 5 1/3 innings for his 17th win Sunday and the Tampa Bay Rays hung on for a 7-6 victory over Toronto to stay alive in the AL wild-care race.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 0

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Chris Archer combined with three relievers on a five-hit shutout Friday that lifted Tampa Bay to a 3-0 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Boston 3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Wil Myers delivered a tiebreaking double in the eighth Thursday that brought Tampa Bay a 4-3 victory over Boston.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 1

SEATTLE, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Sean Rodriguez put Tampa Bay ahead with a two-run single in the eighth inning Sunday and the Rays increased their wild card lead with a 4-1 win over Seattle.

MLB: Tampa Bay 3, Los Angeles Angels 1

ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Wil Myers accounted for all the Tampa Bay scoring with two home runs Wednesday, bringing the Rays a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Los Angeles Angels 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Archer gave up a lone run over seven innings Wednesday to help carry Tampa Bay to a 4-1 decision over the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB: Los Angeles Angels 6, Tampa Bay 5

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Erick Aybar rallied Los Angeles with four RBI late, including a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning, in the Angels' win over Tampa Bay 6-5 Tuesday.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, New York Yankees 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Evan Longoria drove in the go-ahead run during a sixth-inning rally and added a homer Saturday, carrying the Tampa Bay Rays past the New York Yankees 4-2.

MLB: Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 4

BALTIMORE, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce drove in three runs Tuesday, including a key two-run double in the ninth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays bested division rival Baltimore 7-4.

MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3

BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce pounded a go-ahead two-run homer Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays kept the heat on in the American League East with a 4-3 win over Baltimore.

MLB: Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Jose Lobaton tripled home Yunel Escobar with one out in the ninth inning Friday to give Tampa Bay a 5-4 victory over Toronto.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 7, Tampa Bay 6

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Fernando Rodney's wild throw allowed Adrian Gonzalez to score from second Friday, finishing a rally that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay.
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Fernando Rodney (born March 18, 1977 in Samana, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher who is currently playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Rodney throws a fastball in the mid to upper-90 miles per hour and a changeup in the low 80s.

Rodney was signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 1997. He spent 1999–2003 in the minor leagues, moving from the Gulf Coast League to the International League. Rodney underwent Tommy John surgery following the 2003 season (which he spent in the minor leagues). He spent the 2004 season recovering and failed to make the Tigers opening day roster after 2005 spring training.

Rodney made his Major League league debut 2002 at the age of 25 and split his time between the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens and the Tigers from 2002–2005.

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