Athletics exercise option on Fernando Rodney

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The Athletics announced on Wednesday that the club exercised the 2019 club option worth $5.25 million on reliever Fernando Rodney. The base was $4.25 million but he earned an additional $1 million via incentives.

Rodney, 41, split his season between the Twins and Athletics, posting an aggregate 3.36 ERA with 25 saves and a 70/32 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings. Rodney will return to the Athletics’ bullpen, helping set up closer Blake Treinen.

Rodney turns 42 years old in March, but he has shown he can still effectively handle major league hitters.