Twins trade closer Fernando Rodney to Oakland for prospect

- Minnesota Twins closer Fernando Rodney is heading to the Bay Area to join the Oakland Athletics after the Twins announced the trade Thursday night. 

In return, the Twins receive right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers, a 21-year-old former third round pick from Georgia.

Chalmers logged five innings of work this year for the Athletics' low-A affiliate in Beloit. Over four seasons in the Athletics' minor league system, Chalmers produced a 7-7 record with a 4.08 ERA, 91 walks and 137 strikeouts. 

Rodney was an off-season acquisition by the Twins last winter, appearing in 46 games this season. 

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