San Diego Padres relief pitcher Fernando Rodney throws in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Saturday, June 25, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
ATLANTA (AP) The Miami Marlins have acquired closer Fernando Rodney from San Diego to bolster their bullpen for the NL 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 likely will serve as a setup man. Mattingly was expected to discuss the deal Thursday.
Miami traded minor league pitcher Chris Paddack to the Padres. The Marlins are one-half game ahead of two teams in the wild-card race.
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Rodney, 39, will join his seventh team and sixth since 2011. He has 17 saves with 0.31 ERA in 28 games this year.
The Marlins said Rodney was not expected to arrive for the first of four games against the Atlanta Braves.