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Mariners | Not concerned with Fernando Rodney

The Seattle Mariners aren't concerned with RP Fernando Rodney after he allowed two hits and two runs (one unearned) while walking one and striking out two Tuesday, March 18. Rodney has a spring ERA of 15.75 in four outings. "The fact is, most closers stink in spring training," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "They pitch in the fifth, sixth innings. It's tough. They're a different animal and it's hard to get their adrenaline going. We just need to keep getting him out there and getting his work in."

Fantasy Tip: Spring training numbers shouldn't have you too concerned. It's the walks and wildness that Rodney will have to control for him not to crumble in 2014. The ERA and WHIP might regress from the past two seasons, but he should be a serviceable second or third closer.

2014-03-19 11:45:37 | Source: MLB.com - Greg Johns

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