Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 4 days ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 31-year-old infielder has been a non-factor in Pittsburgh's offense of late, and he recorded his first extra-base hit and first RBI since May 1. However, Rodriguez has reached base in five of the last 10 games.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 3 weeks ago

Rodriguez is in the lineup and batting seventh for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez has been a valuable player for the Pirates early on, hitting .341/.420/.705 with four home runs and 14 RBI while recording innings at six different positions through 27 games. If he continues to produce offensively, he will be tough to keep out of the lineup because of his extreme versatility.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 4 weeks ago

Rodriguez is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs, MLB.com's Adam Berry reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez will start for the third time in four games, and he will man first base and hit sixth against Cubs starter Jon Lester. Rodriguez has homered off Lester, but he also has just seven other hits and 14 strikeouts in 35 total at-bats against the Cubs lefty.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 1 month ago

Rodriguez provided a pinch-hit two-run homer in his only at-bat in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez stepped into the batter's box against reliever Caleb Cotham in the eighth after Matt Joyce had opened the inning with a single, and promptly launched a 390-foot shot into left field to extend the Pirates' lead to 5-1. It had been uneventful week for the 31-year-old until that point, as he'd gone hitless in five at-bats since notching at least one RBI in each of the four games prior. The eight-year veteran has gotten off to an excellent start in his part-time role in 2016, slashing .333/.444/.800 over his first 31 at-bats.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 1 month ago

Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against Arizona on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's off to a hot start for the second straight season -- Rodriguez was batting .406 on May 10 last year. The versative 30-year-old doesn't play often (he has just 14 at-bats), but he could force his way into the lineup over the next several games with Pittsburgh expected to face a couple lefties.

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

Rodriguez will start at third base and bat eighth Monday afternoon against the Tigers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez has two doubles in seven career at-bats against starter Justin Verlander. The Pirates feel like they overplayed their hand with Rodriguez in 2015, mostly because of Pedro Alvarez's defensive inadequacies at first base. Monday marks his first start for the Bucs in 2016.

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

Rodriguez is 4-for-8 with one stolen base through four games this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This is a good start for Rodriguez, who is a career .228 hitter. The 30-year-old utility man will likely be a key reserve for Pittsburgh and see playing time at up to six positions in 2016.

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

Rodriguez resigned with the Pirates on Tuesday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodrigues proved to be a serviceable utility option for Pittsburgh last season, batting .246 while playing all over the infield and outfield, which compelled the Pirates to bring him back for another season. He'll look to act in a similar role next year, backing up virtually every position for the Pirates.

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

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez, mainly relegated to a pinch-hit role during the month of September, will get the start over Pedro Alvarez at first base and hit eighth in the lineup with manager Clint Hurdle ever conscious of the Alvarez's defensive woes this season. Considering his lack of power, Rodriguez will likely give way to a pinch-hitter at some point in the contest, but he should at least get a few at-bats against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta before that happens.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B/SS/LF/.. PIT 9 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

Rodriguez hit a two-run homer Sunday and has 12 hits in his last 19 at-bats. He's made just two appearances at shortstop in 115 games played in 2015.