Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
2 weeks 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 weeks 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
2 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
2 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 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.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez went 4-for-8 with a pair of dingers in the twinbill against Cincinnati on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The impending free agent continues to raise his price tag, belting 17 homers with 50 RBI in 256 at-bats. His defensive versatility will likely make him an attractive free agent candidate.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit three-run homer in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was the hero in this one, turning a one-run deficit into a two-run lead with one swing off Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez in the top of the ninth. He couldn't have hand-picked a better time for his 13th long ball of the season and first since Aug. 14. Those who kept him in the lineup during what was supposed to be a routine day off will be pleasantly surprised.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Monday's loss to the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was making just his third start of the month, as he has struggled with the bat in September. The utility man has matched his career high with 12 home runs and is just one RBI short of his career-best 41, but playing time could be sparse the rest of the season.

Sean Rodriguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
4 months ago

Rodriguez (hamstring) is in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez had been out since Aug. 14 with a hamstring injury, but will return to action for Sunday's outing. Rodriguez is set to start at shortstop and bat seventh, giving Jordy Mercer the day off.