Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 2 Months
Sean Rodriguez, who has made a habit of crushing left-handed pitching, smashed a solo homer in Friday's loss to the Red Sox in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Rodriguez got the start in left field due to his ability to crush southpaws, and didn't disappoint by depositing a Jon Lester offering over the wall in left-center to open the scoring in the second inning. Unfortunately for the Rays, it was one of only two runs they would generate in the game, the other coming on a solo blast from Ben Zobrist.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 3 Months
Sean Rodriguez went 1-for-2 and drove in the game-winning run in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Mariners.
The Rays entered the eighth inning trailing 1-0 before James Loney tagged Yoervis Medina with an RBI double and Rodriguez followed with an RBI single to put the Rays on top for good. The 28-year-old role player is hitting .247/.316/.356 with three homers and 19 RBI on the year.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 5 Months
Sean Rodriguez had four hits, including two doubles, and three RBI against the Astros on Monday.
That as many hits as he had for the entire month of June. Rodriguez has only been getting one or two starts per week this year, and Wil Myers' arrival has done nothing to help that. He won't have any fantasy value unless he forces the Rays to play him more.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB 9 Months
Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer Saturday against the Red Sox.
Rodriguez homered off Alfredo Aceves in the third and then was hit by the right-hander next time up. It was a splitter that hit him, so it seems unlikely that it was intentional, but there was some jawing afterwards and Rodriguez nearly charged the mound from first base. Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB Dec 04 '12
Rays and INF Sean Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1 million contract.
Rodriguez was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The 27-year-old batted just .213/.281/.326 with six homers and a .607 OPS this past season and will likely be used in a part-time role in 2013.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB Sep 17 '12
Sean Rodriguez (hand) has been cleared to begin hitting.
Rodriguez fractured his right hand last month when he punched a locker in frustration following a dispute with a teammate at Triple-A Durham, but he hit soft toss Monday and should progress to batting practice on Tuesday. He was activated from the DL over the weekend, so he could be used as a pinch-runner right now, but he should be ready for full baseball activities soon.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB Sep 15 '12
Rays activated INF Sean Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list.
Rodriguez reportedly punched a locker when he was demoted to Triple-A Durham last month, and still isn't completely recovered from the injury. The Rays will use him primarily as a defensive replacement down the stretch, and he doesn't figure to have a prominent role.
Sean Rodriguez 1B/2B.. TB Sep 11 '12
Sean Rodriguez (hand) will play catch Tuesday evening without a splint and could be activated Saturday.
Rodriguez has been on the disabled list since the end of August with a fractured bone in his right hand that he suffered during an altercation with a teammate at Triple-A Durham. He'll serve as a pinch-runner and defensive sub over the final couple weeks of the regular season.