Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 8 Days

Manager Clint Hurdle said Friday that Rodriguez has made the Bucs' Opening Day roster, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Pirates plan on deploying the versatile Rodriguez as a backup around the diamond and possibly even in the outfield. The team has more depth than it's had in the past, and Rodriguez will have to earn his playing time. He figures to see between 200-250 at-bats, barring injury.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 9 Days

Rodriguez went 0-for-3 against the Orioles on Thursday and has just four hits in 26 spring at-bats.

Rodriguez will serve as a utility infielder who might also see the odd start in the outfield. The Pirates figure to match him up mostly against left-handed pitching -- Rodriguez offers a career .746 OPS versus southpaws -- but there is no clearcut path to playing time, barring injury. Rodriguez will also have to compete with Jung-Ho Kang for at-bats as the season progresses.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 2 Months

Rodriguez agreed to a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Tom Singer of reports.

Rodriguez hit a career-high 12 home runs in 259 plate appearances last year, but his walk rate plummeted to 3.9%, resulting in a career-worst .258 OBP. The 29-year-old was afforded a fresh start after coming over from Tampa Bay in a trade last month, but he's no lock to make the Pirates' roster (especially with the addition of Jung-Ho Kang) and would likely only be a utility option if kept.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 4 Months

The Pirates tendered the recently-acquired Rodriguez a contract offer prior to Tuesday's deadline.

Rodriguez is in the mix for playing time at first base against left-handed pitching in 2015. He'll also likely serve as a utility player similarly to the way Josh Harrison did prior to 2014. A move to Pittsburgh won't help Rodriguez's power numbers -- he hit a career-high 12 homers in 2014 -- and it remains to be seen whether the .225 career hitter can improve upon his batting average in the senior circuit.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 4 Months

Rodriguez has been traded to the Pirates for a Player to be Named Later and cash, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After being designated for assignment last week in order to clear a roster spot for newly acquired reliever Ernesto Frieri, Rodriguez was dealt to the Pirates on Monday morning. The seven-year veteran mostly struggled at the plate in 2014, posting a poor .211/.258/.443 slash, but did hit a career-best 12 home runs while playing six different positions. Rodriguez will likely serve in a super-utility role for the Pirates in 2015, much in the same way that he has for the Rays over the past five seasons.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 4 Months

Rodriguez was traded to the Pirates on Monday.

Rodrigruez was designated for assignment last Wednesday, but has been traded to the Pirates for cash and a player to be named later. He could provide the Pirates with a utility player off the bench, a role he also took with the Rays.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 4 Months

Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by Tampa Bay.

Rodriguez struggled down the stretch of last season, which likely influenced the Rays' decision to demote him during the offseason. He will now be placed on waivers, but if Rodriguez goes unclaimed, he will be free to sign with any team or accept his assignment to triple-A.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 7 Months

Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Rodriguez ended an 0-for-14 skid with a fourth-inning double in Wednesday's 8-5 loss to the Yankees. The 29-year-old utility man has seen his playing time drastically dwindle over the last couple of weeks and figures to provide little fantasy value the rest of the way.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 10 Months

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, RBI triple, and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Rodriguez now has back-to-back three-RBI games, having knocked in a trio on Sunday against the Red Sox as well. While Rodriguez has left a lot to be desired in the on-base department, he has delivered a ton of power, as evidenced by his .250/.284/.592 slash line in 82 plate appearances.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. PIT 10 Months

Sean Rodriguez hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

With left-hander Craig Breslow on the hill, Rodriguez pinch hit for Matt Joyce and tagged a Breslow pitch to deep left to break a 3-3 tie. The homer was his team-leading sixth of the season, and he's slugging .548 in 73 at-bats. The Rays may try to find more ways to get his bat in the lineup with the offense -- relative to a struggling Rays team, at least -- he's provided to this point.