Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 2 months ago

Rodriguez is starting at first base in the Wild Card matchup against the Cubs.

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Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 3 months ago

Rodriguez will start at shortstop Monday afternoon in Cincinnati, Stehen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 3 months ago

Rodriguez went 3-for-4 Saturday and is batting .385 (20-for-52) in August.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 5 months ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-3 and scored the winning run after leaning into a pitch for an HBP Tuesday.

He started the game in left field and ended it at first base, showing off the versatility which figures to earn him additional playing time with Josh Harrison out for six weeks. Rodriguez has the ability to get hot for stretches and might be worth a look now, given his increased opportunity.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 6 months ago

Rodriguez is batting .135 (5-for-37) since May 11 after grounding into a double play in his lone at-bat Wednesday.

He's playing sparingly around the infield and is sometimes used as a late-inning defensive replacement for Pedro Alvarez at first base. After a hot start in April, Rodriguez has come back down to earth.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 7 months ago

Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk Sunday against St. Louis.

He's stinging the ball to the tune of a .406 batting average in 32 at-bats. Rodriguez narrowly missed connecting on his second dinger of the year Sunday, with a towering shot that hooked just foul. He's already played at least five games at first base and in the outfield, in addition to two games at second base.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 7 months ago

Rodriguez, who took over for Starling Marte in left field Saturday, figures to get the starting nod in left or elsewhere with the quick turnaround of a Sunday afternoon tilt.

The utilityman is off to a nice start, ringing up 11 hits in 29 at-bats for a .379 batting average. His 0:8 K:BB ratio foretells troubles ahead, but for Sunday he could continue his early season success -- provided he gets the opportunity.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 7 months ago

Rodriguez took advantage of a start in left field Thursday against the Cubs, going 1-for-4 with his first homer of the year.

The start was his second in three days, thanks to days of rest for Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen, but expect Rodriguez to retake his place on the Pirates' bench as a super-sub.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 7 months ago

Rodriguez started in right field and went 1-for-4 with a strikeout in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

The Pirates haven't seen many left-handed starters -- or relievers, for that matter -- to this point in the season. As a result, the playing time for Rodriguez has been very limited. He'll likely see a start per week with opportunities off the bench providing his usual path to at-bats.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/3B/LF/.. PIT 8 months ago

Manager Clint Hurdle plans to maximize Rodriguez's versatility in the field to keep his regulars fresh. "I have a lot of confidence in (Rodriguez's) position versatility," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "He can play seven positions."

Rodriguez played 23 games at second base in 2014 but he also saw time in the outfield (19 games), first base (18 games), third base (nine games) and shortstop (one game). He hit just .211 in 237 at-bats but stroked a career-high 12 homers and 41 RBI. He could provide fantasy owners with a decent in-season injury replacement, given his background.