Athletics exercise 2019 option on Fernando Rodney

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have exercised right-hander Fernando Rodney's $5.25 million club option for 2019.

The A's announced Wednesday the move to bring the 41-year-old Rodney back for another season.

Rodney was acquired from Minnesota on Aug. 9 for minor league pitcher Dakota Chalmers. Rodney went 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA in 22 games for the A's after saving 25 games for the Twins before the deal.

Rodney has pitched for 10 teams in a 16-year career and ranks 18th with 325 saves.
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