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Sean Rodriguez | Second Baseman

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 11 - 10:56 PM

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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.
May 27 - 10:19 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.
May 25 - 6:17 PM

Sean Rodriguez was also ejected in Sunday's bench-clearing altercation with the Red Sox.

Jonny Gomes and teammate Yunel Escobar were also tossed for their roles in the incident. Rodriguez contributed a pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning before he was given the gate.
May 25 - 4:57 PM

Sean Rodriguez hit a walkoff homer in the 11th as the Rays beat the A's 5-2 on Thursday.

The three-run shot was Rodriguez's first walkoff as a major leaguer. He has five homers in just 68 at-bats this season, but he also has a .235 average and a .278 OBP, which is why he wasn't playing a whole lot prior to the Ben Zobrist injury. He'll likely go back to starting mostly against left-handers once Zobrist returns next week.
May 22 - 8:21 PM

Sean Rodriguez had a homer, two doubles and three runs scored to lead the Rays past the Red Sox 6-5 in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Rodriguez has just eight hits this season, but among them are four homers and three doubles. As a result, he's batting .235 and slugging .670. The Rays don't have any good way to get him at-bats against righties while everyone else is healthy, so he'll continue mostly playing against lefties for now. It leaves him with only a little value in AL-only leagues.
May 1 - 11:24 PM

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Nick Franklin
SS1Yunel Escobar
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
3Jerry Sands
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jeremy Hellickson
5Nate Karns
6Drew Smyly
7Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Grant Balfour
3Joel Peralta
4Brad Boxberger
5Cesar Ramos
6Kirby Yates
7Jeff Beliveau
8Steve Geltz