Cubs acquire ex-Whitecaps pitcher Fernando Rodney

The Chicago Cubs acquired former West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named or cash.

Rodney pitched for the Whitecaps in 2000, when he was a Detroit Tigers prospect. He went 6-4 with a 2.94 ERA, 56 strikeouts and 35 walks in 82.2 IP. He started 10 of the 22 games he appeared in.

This season, Rodney was 5-5 with a 5.68 ERA, 43 strikeouts and 25 walks in 50.2 innings with the Mariners. He collected 16 saves in the 28 games he finished.

Fernando Rodney pitched for West Michigan in 2000. (Photo courtesy of the Whitecaps)

Fernando Rodney pitched for West Michigan in 2000. (Photo courtesy of the Whitecaps)

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