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Sean Rodriguez | Outfielder | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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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Sean Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Brewers on Monday.
The Pirates are playing Rodriguez quite a bit, even though he's yet to show anything to suggest he's capable of helping this year. He's 12-for-74 with 29 strikeouts since coming over from the Braves. Of course, he was originally expected to miss the entire season after suffering multiple injuries in a car accident, so it's impressive that he's playing at all. He's not helping, though. Sep 18 - 10:31 PM

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Sean Rodriguez rejoined the Pirates in epic fashion on Sunday, clubbing a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to beat the Padres 5-4.

Rodriguez, who spent the previous two seasons in Pittsburgh, was re-acquired from the Braves on Saturday. He entered Sunday's game as a defensive replacement then became the hero in his second at-bat. On the season, he's hitting just .179/.333/.436 with three homers and four RBI in his first 49 plate appearances.
Aug 6 - 6:05 PM

Pirates acquired INF Sean Rodriguez from the Braves for INF/OF Connor Joe.

Rodriguez was claimed off waivers by the Braves which allowed them the exclusive rights to work out a deal with the Pirates. Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh where he had considerable success as a utility player during the 2015-2016 seasons.
Aug 5 - 2:32 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Pirates have acquired Sean Rodriguez from the Braves in exchange for a catching prospect.

Rodriguez, who missed most of the season due to a shoulder injury sustained in a car accident, has appeared in just 15 games for the Braves. In that time, he slashed .162/.326/.351 with two homers and three RBI in 47 plate appearances. Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh where he played from 2015-2016.
Aug 5 - 1:57 PM

Sean Rodriguez connected for a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Monday's game at Arizona.

The veteran Rodriguez debuted in mid-July, as he needed time to recover from a severe shoulder injury suffered in a car accident during the offseason. The homer was just his second hit across 15 at-bats, but perhaps it will give the utility man a little confidence going forward.
Jul 25 - 1:31 AM

Braves activated INF Sean Rodriguez from the 60-day disabled list.

Rodriguez has been out all season after injuring his shoulder in an offseason car crash. He was originally expected to miss the entire year, but he managed to make it back just a few days removed from the All-Star break. The 32-year-old should function in a utility role.
Jul 17 - 3:27 PM

Sean Rodriguez (shoulder) could move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Gwinnett this weekend.

That would put him on track to return shortly after the All-Star break. Rodriguez was expected to miss all of 2017 after injuring his shoulder in an offseason car accident but has made a remarkable recovery. A jack-of-all-trades, the 32-year-old utility man hit .270 with a career-high 18 homers in 140 games for Pittsburgh last season.
Jul 6 - 6:25 PM

Sean Rodriguez (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with the Braves' Gulf Coast League affiliate on Saturday.

He played second base and singled in one of his three plate appearances. The feeling when Rodriguez had surgery in February to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum damage following a car accident is that he'd probably miss the entire season. But, Rodriguez has obviously worked hard at his rehab and he now appears poised to return not long after the All-Star break. Rodriguez looks to be in line for an ultra-utility role unless Freddie Freeman's move to third base doesn't work out (in that case he could handle the hot corner).
Jul 2 - 8:25 AM

Sean Rodriguez (shoulder) hit off a tee and fielded grounders on Wednesday.

Good to see Rodriguez taking part in light activities, though he still has a ways to go if he wants to play again this season. He injured his shoulder in an offseason car crash which required extensive surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum damage, a procedure which involved relocating a biceps tendon. He has responded well in rehab and it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could return to action in August on his current track.
Jun 7 - 4:41 PM

Braves placed INF Sean Rodriguez on the 60-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for waiver claim Christian Walker. Rodriguez won't play this season after injuring his shoulder in a car crash and having surgery to repair a badly torn rotator cuff and labrum damage as well as relocating a biceps tendon.
Feb 26 - 8:17 AM

Sean Rodriguez's left shoulder surgery involved the repair of a badly torn rotator cuff, labrum damage and a biceps tendon that had to relocated.

It's no wonder that he's essentially already been ruled out for the season. Rodriguez, who suffered the injuries during a car crash in late January, is under contract with the Braves through 2018.
Feb 19 - 2:36 PM

Sean Rodriguez underwent surgery Tuesday to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder.

Rodriguez, who signed a two-year deal with the Braves earlier this winter, suffered the unfortunate injury in a car crash on January 28. The expectation is that he'll miss the entire season. It's too bad, as he figured to play an important role with Atlanta. The Braves have since acquired Brandon Phillips from the Reds to play second base.
Feb 15 - 3:13 PM

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Sean Rodriguez will undergo left shoulder surgery next week and is expected to miss 3-5 months.

That would explain why the Braves are deep in talks to acquire Brandon Phillips from Cincinnati. Rodriguez suffered the injury in a car accident last week. Rodriguez was expected to platoon with Jace Peterson but now it looks like Phillips will man second base for Atlanta. The 31-year-old hit .270 while contributing a career-high 18 home runs in 140 games for Pittsburgh last season.
Feb 12 - 12:02 AM

The Atlanta Braves confirmed Sunday that Sean Rodriguez is okay after he and his family were involved in a car crash on Saturday evening in Miami.

Rodriguez was driving with his family when they were T-boned by a driver in a stolen Miami-Dade Police cruiser. His wife Giselle is hospitalized and in fair condition while both of his children, ages eight and two, are in serious but stable condition. Our thoughts go out to the Rodriguez family at this time for a speedy recovery.
Source: WSVN Miami
Jan 29 - 9:07 PM

Braves signed INF/OF Sean Rodriguez to a two-year, $11.5 million contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported news of the signing while Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported the financial details. Rodriguez broke out with 18 homers and an .859 OPS as a member of the Pirates in 2016 and could be in line for the starting second base gig in Atlanta, at least until Ozzie Albies is deemed ready for the majors. The 31-year-old is capable of providing plenty of value in a utility role.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 02:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Jacob Stallings
1B1Josh Bell
2John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
2Sean Rodriguez
3Max Moroff
4Chris Bostick
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Adam Frazier
3Jose Osuna
4Jordan Luplow
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Jameson Taillon
3Ivan Nova
4Chad Kuhl
5Trevor Williams
6Steven Brault
7Tyler Glasnow
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Rivero
2Joaquin Benoit
3Daniel Hudson
4Wade LeBlanc
5A.J. Schugel
6George Kontos
7Dovydas Neverauskas
8Angel Sanchez
9Johnny Barbato
10Edgar Santana
11Jack Leathersich
12Dan Runzler