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Sean Rodriguez | First Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Apr 17 - 10:56 PM

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Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs scored Friday in a win over the Rangers.

Rodriguez missed Thursday's game for the birth of his fourth child and he returned with a flourish. After being credited with an RBI on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the first inning, he launched a three-run homer in the third inning. We aren't counting on much fantasy value from Rodriguez this year, but he should be a useful part-time player for the Rays.
Apr 4 - 11:12 PM

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.
Apr 4 - 12:12 PM

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.
Apr 3 - 6:05 PM

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.
Mar 19 - 8:39 AM

Sean Rodriguez (hamstring) is scheduled to play in a minor league game on Tuesday.

The veteran utilityman is dealing with a tight left hamstring. Rodriguez is hitting just .188 (3-for-16) with a homer and two steals in Grapefruit League play. His value in fantasy leagues is limited to where he can be spot started against left-handed pitching.
Mar 16 - 4:04 PM

Rays avoided arbitration with INF/OF Sean Rodriguez by agreeing to a one-year, $1.475 million contract.

It was Rodriguez's second year of arbitration eligibility. He can earn an additional $25,000 if he gets to 300 plate appearances. The utility player batted .246/.320/.385 with five homers over 96 games for the Rays last season.
Jan 17 - 1:21 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Marlins have discussed internally the possibility of trading for Sean Rodriguez to fill their void at third base.

The Rays are known to have interest in Logan Morrison, whom the Marlins are expected to deal, so the two teams could easily line up for trade purposes. The 28-year-old Rodriguez, who has been known to destroy left-handed pitching, is a career .228/.304/.360 hitter.
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Sat, Dec 7, 2013 01:01:00 PM

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.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 07:11:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez had four hits, including two doubles, and three RBI against the Astros on Monday.

That was 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.
Mon, Jul 1, 2013 11:55:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez has just one hit since May 26.

It came on June 11, his only start of the month. Rodriguez has multi-position eligibility and a decent .246/.342/.406 slash line through 69 at-bats, but he doesn't play enough to be relevant in most formats.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 03:16:00 AM

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.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 05:01:00 PM

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.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez (hand) will start at third base Tuesday night against the Red Sox.

This will be his first start since being activated from the disabled list over the weekend. He's hitting ninth against left-hander Felix Doubront.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 03:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger