Twins trade closer Fernando Rodney to Oakland for prospect

Fernando Rodney #56 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates defeating the Kansas City Royals after the game on August 5, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 6-5. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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.