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Seattle Times Mar 9, 2015
Fernando Rodney will talk the talk and walk the walk

Fernando Rodney will talk the talk and walk the walk

Mariners’ closer says he has no plans to speed up routine just because a new clock is added timing relievers entering from the bullpen.
Tacoma News-Tribune Mar 8, 2015

Mariners reliever Fernando Rodney keeps throwing at his own pace

Baseball’s most famous faux archer is pondering changes in his delivery. No, not new pitches. And certainly no plans to sprint to the mound from the bullpen in response to…
Rodney pondering style changes in his arrow-shoot pantomime

Rodney pondering style changes in his arrow-shoot pantomime

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Baseball’s most famous faux archer is pondering changes in his delivery. No, no new pitches. And certainly no plans to sprint to the mound from the bullpen in response to the new pace-of-play clock. Mariners closer Fernando Rodney is adamant, in fact, that he won’t alter his (let’s call it) deliberate pace in navigating his bullpen-to-mound stroll. “I’m going to try (to follow the rule),” he said, “but I’m not going to come running in from the bullpen because a clock is on. No. Sometimes, you come into a one-run game. You need to be relaxed in your … ...

McClendon sets spring debuts for Hernandez, Rodney

PEORIA, Ariz. — Felix Hernandez will make his spring debut Wednesday when the Mariners play Colorado at Peoria Stadium. Manager Lloyd McClendon also revealed All-Star closer Fernando Rodney will pitch Sunday in Goodyear against Cincinnati. “They’re both well ahead of schedule,” McClendon said. Hernandez is, pretty much, in line with his 2014 approach. He made his debut last spring on March 4 — 27 days before pitching the season opener. His start Wednesday will be 26 days prior to his projected start against the Angels in the season opener. Rodney is slightly ahead of schedule. His...

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