Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 1 month ago

Rodriguez got the critical third out in the eighth inning Friday night to register his fourth hold of the season.

Interestingly, the Dodgers have increasingly turned to Yimi Garcia, Rodriguez and Pedro Baez in close-and-late situations. Kenley Jansen is making progress in his rehab, and his return will shake things up in the bullpen, but they have other good options, as opposed to last season in the playoffs.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 2 months ago

Rodriguez is making a strong case for inclusion on the Opening Day roster with six scoreless three-hit innings and a 7:0 K:BB.

Meanwhile, fellow lefty J.P. Howell has a 9.64 ERA. Rodriguez posted disappointing results last year after a promising rookie season, so he'll look to rebound in a big way in 2015.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 3 months ago

Rodriguez comes to camp looking to join fellow lefty J.P. Howell in the Dodgers' bullpen after a disappointing 2014, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.He'll have to beat out the likes of Sergio Santos, David Huff, Juan Nicasio, etc., but a healthy and effective Rodriguez has an edge due to his handedness.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 8 months ago

Rodriguez (back) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday.

Rodriguez will give the Dodgers another arm out of the bullpen for the playoff stretch run. He has struggled thus far in 2014, with an ERA over 4.00 at both Triple-A and with the big league club, but his 2013 numbers (2.32 ERA and 0.90 WHIP) has warranted him a chance to pitch for the Dodgers. If he does well enough, he could be a candidate to make the postseason roster assuming the Dodgers make it.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 8 months ago

Rodriguez (back) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and felt no ill effects, JP Hoornstra of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports. He'll throw to live hitters this weekend, and could return Sunday or shortly thereafter.

Rodriguez is hoping to be part of the playoff roster, though that may be a longshot at this point.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 9 months ago

Rodriguez (back) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Dodgers were forced to scratch Rodriguez from his scheduled simulated game last weekend following a minor setback, but he's been cleared to return to elevated ground Wednesday. If all goes well, he could pitch a simulated game Friday or Saturday, with activation likely to come shortly thereafter. Rodriguez has made 13 appearances with the major league club this season but has spent most of the year at Triple-A Albuquerque, posting a 2.35 ERA and .224 BAA against opposing lefties.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 9 months ago

Rodriguez (back) suffered a setback Friday and his simulated game was scratched, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Rodriguez's hopes of rejoining the bullpen this season appear to be getting slimmer by the day. He reportedly felt good after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, but something must have acted up afterwards.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 9 months ago

Rodriguez (back) threw a bullpen session Tuesday without complications, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers are optimistic Rodriguez could soon be ready to face hitters. The lefty has scuffled to an extent across both Triple-A and the majors in 2014, but may still pitch meaningful innings out of the bullpen for the Dodgers once he's healthy.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 9 months ago

Rodriguez (back) is slated to throw a bullpen session this week, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Rodriguez recently intimated that he was hoping to return during the first week of September, but it's now looking like he won't be back until around the middle of the month. Chances are, Rodriguez will need to complete a couple bullpen sessions and a simulated game before getting the green light to rejoin the big league bullpen.

Paco Rodriguez RP LAD 9 months ago

Rodriguez (back) says his goal is to be back with the Dodgers sometime the first week of September, the Orange County Register reports.

Rodriguez has had three throwing sessions to date. He'll likely pitch in middle relief upon his return to the big club in September.