Cubs get struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from Mariners

CHICAGO (AP) - The playoff-contending Chicago Cubs have acquired struggling reliever Fernando Rodney from the Seattle Mariners for cash.

The trade was announced Thursday.

The 38-year-old Rodney had been designated for assignment by Seattle last Sunday.

Rodney was 5-5 and had gone 16 for 22 in save chances this season. The right-hander had a 5.68 ERA in 54 games.

Rodney was an AL All-Star closer last year when he posted a Mariners-record 48 saves.

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