Fernando Rodriguez to undergo Tommy John surgery

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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.