Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:09:17 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney has had a couple of bad outings of late, including a blown save and loss against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, April 14, but manager Lloyd McClendon plans to ride out the storm with Rodney. Last year, Rodney blew just three saves in 51 attempts, but he also allowed at least one runner in 47 of 69 outings, including 34 of his 51 save chances. If McClendon chooses to go in another direction, RPs Danny Farquhar and Tom Wilhelmsen (on the disabled list) have closing experience, and RP Carson Smith has closer's stuff.
Fantasy Tip: Rodney owners should be a bit worried by his early-season struggles, especially at age 38. Rodney likely has somewhat of a long leash because of his 2014 season in Seattle, but saves poachers should be looking at Yoervis Medina and Farquhar in case Rodney continues to stumble. Smith is an intriguing bullpen arm, but he might be too far down the pecking order to matter.
Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:14:16 -0700
Seattle Mariners RPs Fernando Rodney, Danny Farquhar and Yoervis Medina are not available to pitch Monday, April 13, unless it's an emergency, according to manager Lloyd McClendon. It's unknown who would close if the situation comes up.
Fantasy Tip: Carson Smith may be in live for a save chance tonight if the situation presents itself against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Don't be alarmed if Rodney doesn't pitch in the ninth tonight, as the team likely is looking to get him some rest. Rodney has pitched in each of the team's last two games over the weekend.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 14:55:08 -0800
Seattle Mariners RP Charlie Furbush likely will have a roster spot to open the year, as manager Lloyd McClendon wants two left-handed relievers. The other could be one of RPs Lucas Luetge, Rafael Perez or David Rollins. RPs Yoervis Medina, Danny Farquhar, Tom Wilhelmsen, Dominic Leone and Carson Smith will likely battle for the other four bullpen slots outside of RP Fernando Rodney. Ps Mark Lowe and Erasmo Ramirez are also options.
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:52:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners RPs Danny Farquhar and Tom Wilhelmsen will not be used Monday, Aug. 25.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:44:07 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Fernando Rodney will take the night off Monday, Aug. 11, and RP Danny Farquhar will likely handle the closing duties if a situation arises.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:02 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (bicep) suffered a bruised bicep after being hit by a line drive Thursday, July 31. He said he would be fine, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times.
Fantasy Tip: It doesn't sound like he will miss much time, but it's worth checking back on his status in the coming days to make sure he is ready to go.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:31:12 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (arm) left the game Thursday, July 31, after being hit on his right arm by a line drive.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 11:19:01 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said RP Fernando Rodney is not expected to pitch against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, June 22, after having appeared in three consecutive games. RP Danny Farquhar is the pitcher most likely to be used in a save situation Sunday.
Mon, 05 May 2014 16:38:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar is unavailable to pitch Monday, May 5, after pitching two innings Sunday, May 4. RP Tom Wilhelmsen will only be used in an emergency situation.
Sun, 04 May 2014 15:13:20 -0700
Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar filled in for CL Fernando Rodney for his first save of the season Sunday, May 4.