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Fernando Rodriguez to undergo Tommy John surgery

Mar 14, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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A’s reliever Fernando Rodriguez will undergo Tommy John elbow surgery and miss the entire season, according to John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News.

Rodriguez was acquired from the Astros last month as part of the Jed Lowrie trade after posting a 4.77 ERA with 135 strikeouts in 123 innings over two seasons in Houston.

He was fighting for a middle relief gig in Oakland and is already 28 years old, so it’s a very tough break for the hard-throwing right-hander.

  1. paperlions - Mar 14, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    This never would have happened if they had just moved him to the rotation.


    • historiophiliac - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:03 PM

      I hope you realize I was not trying to suggest you were being sexist. I don’t think that of you, which is why I was unclear what you were saying.

      • paperlions - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM

        I didn’t think that…..I may not have been perfectly clear due to the attempt to remain brief….and it was an admittedly complex multifaceted comment that could have been interpreted a number of ways.

        PS: WBC sucks 😛

      • historiophiliac - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:15 PM

        And I appreciate that you answered my question instead of assuming I was jumping your ass. Thanks for that.

      • paperlions - Mar 18, 2013 at 3:32 PM

        No problem.

        Quick written communication is anything but clear and comprehensive….ambiguity abounds.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM

        Seriously, your fanboys…

      • paperlions - Mar 19, 2013 at 3:40 PM

        I DON’T HAVE FANBOYS (and if I do….could you do something about them….shoo them away or something).

      • historiophiliac - Mar 19, 2013 at 3:41 PM

        Nope. I give up. They win. Enjoy.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 20, 2013 at 9:08 PM

        What, no Hooters girl commenting?

      • paperlions - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:39 AM

        Nope….other than to say it is foolish to put somebody on the field of play that hasn’t been properly instructed on what to do in order to avoid injury to themselves and others.

      • historiophiliac - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:40 AM

        ha ha Of course.

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