Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 12 Days

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.. TB 4 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.. TB 4 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.

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

Sean Rodriguez was also ejected in Sunday's bench-clearing altercation with the Red Sox.

Jonny Gomes and teammate Yunel Escobar were also tossed for their roles in the incident. Rodriguez contributed a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning before he was given the gate.

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

Sean Rodriguez hit a walkoff homer in the 11th as the Rays beat the A's 5-2 on Thursday.

The three-run shot was Rodriguez's first walkoff as a major leaguer. He has five homers in just 68 at-bats this season, but he also has a .235 average and a .278 OBP, which is why he wasn't playing a whole lot prior to the Ben Zobrist injury. He'll likely go back to starting mostly against left-handers once Zobrist returns next week.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 5 Months

Sean Rodriguez had a homer, two doubles and three runs scored to lead the Rays past the Red Sox 6-5 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Rodriguez has just eight hits this season, but among them are four homers and three doubles. As a result, he's batting .235 and slugging .670. The Rays don't have any good way to get him at-bats against righties while everyone else is healthy, so he'll continue mostly playing against lefties for now. It leaves him with only a little value in AL-only leagues.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 5 Months

Sean Rodriguez grounded into a triple play and homered in an eventful night Thursday against the Yankees.

It was the second time in his career that he's grounded into a triple play. Rodriguez was making his first start in 10 days, as the Rays currently have too many right-handed hitters looking for platoonmates. Rodriguez is certainly worth starting against lefties and he can play just about everywhere, but the Rays also want Logan Forsythe and Brandon Guyer in there against lefties and there isn't room for all of them. Ideally, they would trade Rodriguez and replace him with a lefty bat for the bench.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 6 Months

Rays activated INF/OF Sean Rodriguez from the paternity leave list.

Rodriguez was only away for a day in order to be with his wife while she gave birth. He's hitless in his first three at-bats this season.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 6 Months

Rays placed INF/OF Sean Rodriguez on the paternity leave list.

He's permitted to stay away for 24-72 hours. Vince Belnome has replaced Rodriguez on the roster.

Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 6 Months

Sean Rodriguez (hamstring) returned to the Rays' lineup on Wednesday.

The veteran utilityman has been suffering from a tight left hamstring. Rodriguez, who slashed .246/.320/.385 with five homers over 96 games for the Rays last season, is hitting just .188 (3-for-16) with a homer and two steals in Grapefruit League play. The 28-year-old's positional versatility makes him a decent late-round target in AL-only leagues.