Twins acquire RHP Chalmers from Oakland in exchange for Rodney

A view of the Oakland A's stadium during the offseason

The Minnesota Twins have announced that they have traded RHP Fernando Rodney to the Oakland A's in exchange for RHP Dakota Chalmers.

Rodney becomes the sixth veteran traded away by the Twins in recent weeks, joining infielders Brian Dozier (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Eduardo Escobar (Arizona) and pitchers Zach Duke (Seattle), Lance Lynn (New York Yankees) and Ryan Pressly (Houston).

Rodney holds a 3.09 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 25 saves in 43.2 innings this season with the Twins. The move gives the 41-year-old Rodney a 10th team to call home in his 16-year career. He has spent time with the Tigers, Rays, Angels, Mariners, Twins, D'backs, Padres, Cubs and Marlins.

Chalmers, a 21-year-old right-hander, was a third-round pick in the 2015 draft. In two games this season, he's allowed three hits and one unearned run in five innings. He is 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA in four minor league seasons with Oakland. He came into the season as the A's No. 30 ranked prospect according to Baseball America.

While the trade deadline passed at the end of July, the A's were still able to add Rodney through the trade waiver system prevalent in August.

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