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Marlins acquire closer Fernando Rodney from the Padres

Marlins acquire closer Fernando Rodney from the Padres

The Miami Marlins acquired closer Fernando Rodney from the San Diego Padres on Thursday to bolster their bullpen for the National League wild-card chase. 

Manager Don Mattingly has yet to express a lack of faith in A.J. Ramos, who has converted 33 saves opportunities since last season, so Rodney probably will serve as a setup man. 

The Marlins sent minor league pitcher Chris Paddack to the Padres. 

Rodney, 39, will join his seventh team and sixth since 2011. He has 17 saves with a 0.31 earned-run average in 28 games this season. 

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