Fernando Rodney nearing ERA record 

September, 28, 2012
9/28/12
10:09
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Tampa Bay Rays closer Fernando Rodney notched his 46th save Thursday, and lowered his microscopic ERA to 0.62, an inning away from Dennis Eckersley's record of 0.61 for the 1990 Athletics. It is Rodney, and not Craig Kimbrel or Aroldis Chapman, leading all relievers on the Player Rater. It's easy to be pessimistic about Rodney, but he should remain a solid closer, albeit with an ERA three times higher in 2013.