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Sean Rodriguez | First Baseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Pirates re-signed UTIL Sean Rodriguez to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Rodriguez batted just .246/.281/.362 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 240 plate appearances this past season for the Pirates and he owns a weak .228/.295/.371 batting line for his career, but the 30-year-old is comfortable playing anywhere on the diamond defensively. He appeared at first base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, and right field with Pittsburgh in 2015. Thu, Dec 17, 2015 12:03:00 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Pirates have re-signed infielder Sean Rodriguez.

Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the deal is worth $2.5 million plus incentives, pending a physical. Rodriguez batted just .246/.281/.362 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 240 plate appearances this past season, but the Pirates value his versatility. He'll be back in a utility role in 2016.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 02:07:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez is drawing free agent interest from four teams, including the Tigers and Pirates, per Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Rodriguez batted just .246/.281/.362 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 240 plate appearances this past season for Pittsburgh, but he can play all around the diamond defensively. The 30-year-old utilityman should land a one-year deal within the next few weeks. He turns 31 years old in April.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 11:25:00 AM

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Pirates are interested in re-signing Sean Rodriguez.

Rodriguez hit .246/.281/.362 with four homers while starting games at six different positions for the Pirates in 2015. Pittsburgh would appear to have an opening for a utility player, so it would make some sense to bring the 30-year-old back.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 04:54:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez was ejected in the seventh inning of Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Cubs.

The whole fracas began when Cubs starter Jake Arrieta was plunked by Pirates reliever Tony Watson while Arrieta batted in the seventh inning. The two exchanged words, which led to both benches clearing. Rodriguez had to be held back by three teammates at one point. The Pirates were trailing 4-0 at the time of his ejection. Following his removal from the game, Rodriguez proceeded to attack a container of Gatorade.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez continued to punish Cardinals pitching on Sunday, blasting a two-run homer in his only at-bat.

Rodriguez had himself quite the weekend series in St. Louis, going 6-for-7 with a homer, two doubles and three RBI. His two-run blast off Steve Cishek on Sunday increased the Bucs' advantage to 5-0 in the seventh inning.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 10:55:00 PM

Pirates and INF/OF Sean Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.

Rodriguez was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. He'll serve in a utility role for the Pirates after arriving in Pittsburgh via trade from the Rays last month.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Pirates acquired INF/OF Sean Rodriguez from the Rays for a player to be named later and cash.

Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Rays last week so they could avoid giving him a raise through salary arbitration. The 29-year-old is a versatile defender and should be a useful piece on the Pittsburgh bench in 2015. He owns a .225/.297/.372 career batting line at the major league level.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Rays designated INF/OF Sean Rodriguez for assignment.

Due another raise through arbitration, Rodriguez was considered a likely non-tender candidate, so the Rays simply decided to cut ties a little bit early. He could draw interest on waivers due to his versatility. Rodriguez batted .211/.258/.443 with 12 home runs over 259 plate appearances this past season.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:33:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Sean Rodriguez "appears a trade candidate."

The Rays would like to clear some spots on the 40-man roster, and Rodriguez is a prime candidate to be moved since he's due for another raise in arbitration. The utility player slugged 12 homers last season in just 259 plate appearances but batted just .211/.258/.443 overall. Still, there should be some interest given his versatility.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez (family) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Rodriguez was away from the Rays for the early part of this week following the death of his grandmother. His one hit Wednesday night was a double. The 29-year-old utilityman is batting .207/.255/.431 with 11 homers and 40 RBI in 94 games this season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:25:00 AM

Sean Rodriguez has been away from the Rays the last two days following the death of his grandmother.

Rodriguez hasn't indicated when he'll return, but he should be back at some point this week. The utility man is hitting .210/.259/.438 with 11 homers over 92 games this season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Sean Rodriguez belted a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning of Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

The dramatic blast came off Dustin McGowan, pulling the Rays all the way back from an early deficit. He finished the night 1-for-4 and is now hitting a mere .238/.288/.510 on the season to go compliment his nine homers and 32 RBI.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:56:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 10:19:00 PM

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.
Sun, May 25, 2014 06:17:00 PM

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