MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP) - 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.