The Marlins bolster their bullpen that has been quite good this year. They acquired Padres closer, Fernando Rodney, who was having an outstanding season for the Padres. Keith Law of ESPN.com first broke the news that Rodney will head back to the state of Florida where he started shooting arrows at.
Next, Rodney is a pitching great with a 0.31 ERA in 28.2 innings of work. He has also saved 17 games and struck out 33 batters. Now, with current Marlins closer A.J. Ramos pitching well (1.74 ERA, 24 saves) it will seem that Rodney will become the Marlins’ setup man or that Ramos and Rodney split reps as the team’s closer.
Interestingly, Rodney is cheap, as he is owed $2 million this season and has a club option for 2017 worth $2 million with a $400,000 buyout.
Finally, the Padres will receive Chris Paddack. Paddack has pitched five hitless, scoreless innings in each of his last three starts for Single-A Rome.