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Offbeat MLB trade news: Athletics acquire reliever Fernando Rodney from Twins

08:11  10 august  2018
08:11  10 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Athletics are clearly trying to do everything they can to get to the playoffs as they have now acquired relief pitcher Fernando Rodney from the Twins, Oakland announced Thursday.

This is the second closer the A's have acquired this season as they picked up Jeurys Familia from the Mets for two minor leaguers before the deadline.

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The Astros have added a reliever . Houston has acquired Ryan Pressly from the Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Jorge Alcala and outfield prospect Gilberto MORE: Astros' Jose Altuve out of lineup again with knee injury | MLB trade news : Angels send catcher Martín Maldonado to Astros.

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Rodney will join one of the best bullpens in MLB as the team already has Lou Trivino and Blake Treinen on their back end.

The Twins received minor league pitcher Dakota Chalmers in return, according to MLB.com.

Rodney is 3-2 with a 3.09 ERA this season with 25 saves.

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