OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
1 week ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) will likely miss the entire 2017 season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves are listing Rodriguez as "out indefinitely" after he underwent surgery Wednesday, but both O'Brien and MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman say Rodriguez is likely done for the year. He was found to have a complete tear of his left rotator cuff after being involved in a car accident last month. Rodriguez was initially believed to have avoided any kind of serious injury in the accident, but after the Braves found out about the shoulder injury and the extent of the issue, they acted fast to acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
1 week ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his left rotator cuff and is out indefinitely.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old hurt his shoulder in a January automobile accident and could be at risk of missing a large portion, if not all, of the season following surgery, though the Braves haven't provided an official timetable for his recovery. Rodriguez was expected to fill a utility role all over the diamond and the outfield for the Braves, but his likely long-term absence may prompt the team to look to Chase d'Arnaud to fill that void.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
2 weeks ago

Rodriguez will have shoulder surgery next week due to injuries suffered during an automobile accident, according to a source, Ken Rosenthal of FOX reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initial reports of the accident indicated Rodriguez was not hurt, but apparently those reports were premature. The news of Rodriguez's injury is supported by the Braves' pursuit of the Reds' Brandon Phillips, which Rosenthal reported earlier.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
4 weeks ago

Rodriguez was involved in a car accident Saturday but was not hurt, 7News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was reportedly driving his SUV in his native Miami when his vehicle was T-boned by a stolen Miami-Dade Police cruiser. The driver of the stolen cruiser did not survive the accident. Rodriguez's wife and children were also in the car, and were taken to area hospitals. 7News reports that Giselle is listed in fair condition and their children remain in serious but stable condition.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez has agreed to a two-year deal with the Braves pending his physical, MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though the deal has yet to be finalized, it appears that Rodriguez is set to join the Braves on a multi-year deal worth more than $11 million, per Rosenthal. The versatile veteran is coming off an excellent 2016 campaign with the Pirates in which he slashed .270/.349/.510 with 18 home runs and 56 RBI. Provided that his deal with the Braves becomes finalized, he'll likely see most of his playing time on the left side of the infield or in right field.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez is "emerging as a possible fit" for the Blue Jays in free agency, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez appeared at every position other than pitcher and catcher in 2016 with the Pirates, logging 60 or more innings at all four infield positions and in right field. His defensive metrics show a player that is at least serviceable at the majority of these positions as well. While he won't win a Gold Glove Award, the 31-year-old is a natural enough defender that a manager can deploy freely and without hesitation. He also knows a thing or two about well-timed free agent seasons, as Rodriguez is coming off his strongest offensive year by a wide margin. The eight-year veteran hit .270 with a career best OBP (.349) and OPS (.859) in 2016. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI also represent a career high.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
5 months ago

Rodriguez (leg) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez left Saturday's game with leg cramps, so the Pirates won't chance anything in the season finale by playing the utility man. The veteran's absence will open up a spot in the lineup Sunday for Pedro Florimon.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
5 months ago

Rodriguez left Saturday's game against the Cardinals with leg cramps, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

EDGE Analysis

He went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run before exiting as a precaution. With one game left on the schedule this year, it's possible that this will be Rodriguez's last action of 2016.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
5 months ago

Rodriguez went 2-for-6 with a game-tying RBI double in Friday's 6-5 extra-inning victory over the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez came through with a two-out two-bagger in the ninth to plate Pedro Florimon and knot the score at 5-5. The 31-year-old is enjoying his best month of the season, with six homers, 16 RBI and a .333/.381/.684 line over 57 September at-bats, along with hits in 11 of his last 12 games.

OUTSean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
5 months ago

Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and a solo homer in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

He was the driving force behind the Pittsburgh offense in this one, as he has been over the last week and a half. Indeed, the ultra-versatile utility man (he's played every position but pitcher and catcher this year) has gone absolutely bonkers at the plate recently, hitting a ridiculous .417 with six homers and 15 RBI over the last 10 games. With his wide positional eligibility, Rodriguez makes for an excellent down-the-stretch add to help fill lineup gaps.