60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Manager Brian Snitker said that Rodriguez (shoulder) could play again in a couple months, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez progressed to hitting off a tee Wednesday, so it seems like he's moving through his rehab program fairly quickly at this point. Naturally, throwing at full speed will likely be the biggest hurdle before the utility player can return to full action, but things are looking promising during the early stages of his recovery.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 weeks ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) fielded groundballs on the field Tuesday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first semblance of baseball activities the utility man has been able to partake in since undergoing shoulder surgery in February. The expectation is still that Rodriguez will miss the remainder of the season, but things could change if he can progress through his recovery program quickly.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
3 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves expect Rodriguez to miss the entire season after he required shoulder surgery in February following an offseason car accident, so his placement on the 60-day DL was merely a formality. Emilio Bonifacio was added to the 40-man roster in Rodriguez's place and is expected to fill a utility role for the Braves.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
4 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) will likely miss the entire 2017 season, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Braves are listing Rodriguez as "out indefinitely" after he underwent surgery Wednesday, but both O'Brien and MLB.com beat writer Mark Bowman say Rodriguez is likely done for the year. He was found to have a complete tear of his left rotator cuff after being involved in a car accident last month. Rodriguez was initially believed to have avoided any kind of serious injury in the accident, but after the Braves found out about the shoulder injury and the extent of the issue, they acted fast to acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
4 months ago

Rodriguez (shoulder) underwent surgery Wednesday to repair his left rotator cuff and is out indefinitely.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old hurt his shoulder in a January automobile accident and could be at risk of missing a large portion, if not all, of the season following surgery, though the Braves haven't provided an official timetable for his recovery. Rodriguez was expected to fill a utility role all over the diamond and the outfield for the Braves, but his likely long-term absence may prompt the team to look to Chase d'Arnaud to fill that void.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
4 months ago

Rodriguez will have shoulder surgery next week due to injuries suffered during an automobile accident, according to a source, Ken Rosenthal of FOX reports.

EDGE Analysis

Initial reports of the accident indicated Rodriguez was not hurt, but apparently those reports were premature. The news of Rodriguez's injury is supported by the Braves' pursuit of the Reds' Brandon Phillips, which Rosenthal reported earlier.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
5 months ago

Rodriguez was involved in a car accident Saturday but was not hurt, 7News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodriguez was reportedly driving his SUV in his native Miami when his vehicle was T-boned by a stolen Miami-Dade Police cruiser. The driver of the stolen cruiser did not survive the accident. Rodriguez's wife and children were also in the car, and were taken to area hospitals. 7News reports that Giselle is listed in fair condition and their children remain in serious but stable condition.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
7 months 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.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
7 months 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.

60DSean Rodríguez
IF/LF/RF ATL
9 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.