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Sean Rodriguez | First Baseman | #7

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (0) / LAA
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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. Nov 30 - 2:33 PM

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Braves have signed Sean Rodriguez to a two-year deal, pending a physical.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears that the deal carries a guarantee of $11.5 million. Rodriguez will receive a $1.5 million signing bonus and will make $5 million in 2016 and 2017. The 31-year-old thrived in a utility role with the Pirates this past season, but he could serve as the primary second baseman over Jace Peterson in Atlanta. He also gives the Braves an alternative to Adonis Garcia at third base. Rodriguez established new career-bests with 18 homers with an .859 OPS in 2016.
Nov 24 - 4:10 PM

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that Sean Rodriguez is emerging as a possible fit for the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays have also checked in with Steve Pearce as they attempt to land a right-handed bat who can play the outfield and first base. The versatile Rodriguez is coming off a career-best season where he put up 18 homers and an .859 OPS. It was reported on Tuesday that the Pirates are among five teams who have expressed interest in him.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Nov 17 - 10:52 PM

The Pirates are one of five teams with interest in free agent utility man Sean Rodriguez, per Chris Cotillo of SB Nation.

Both sides have expressed interest in his potential return, but his representatives are trying to build a market for him elsewhere just in case progress isn't made. Rodriguez turns 32 in April and put up career-highs with 18 homers, 56 RBI, and an .859 OPS this past season. He played all four infield positions and all three outfield spots.
Nov 15 - 12:47 PM

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Brewers on Wednesday.

Rodriguez has been treating NL pitchers like Gatorade coolers all season long, bashing 18 homers in just 267 at-bats. It's more likely a career year, but with his versatility, he'll be an interesting free agent this winter.
Sep 22 - 12:35 AM

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored to help the Pirates defeat the Reds 7-3 in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

The homer was the fourth for Rodriguez in his last six games -- including his second Saturday, as he went deep in both ends of the doubleheader -- and he's got 16 homers and 50 RBI on the year. It'll go down as a career year for the 31-year-old, who's slashing .266/.349/.516 overall.
Sep 17 - 10:53 PM

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Phillies on Thursday.

Rodriguez hit a solo homer in the fifth inning and capped the Pirates' 15-run outburst with a two-RBI single in the ninth. He went 6-for-12 with two home runs in the four-game series against the Phils, starting three of the four games. The jack of all trades has been a quietly productive offensive player for the Bucs this year, batting .259/.343/.498 with 14 homers, 47 RBI and 40 runs scored in 124 games.
Sep 15 - 10:35 PM

Sean Rodriguez clubbed a pinch-hit, go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning of Tuesday's comeback win over the Phillies.

Jeanmar Gomez allowed a walk and a double prior to Rodriguez's blast, as he blew a save and was pulled without recording an out. It was Rodriguez's 13th longball of the season, as he's again been a useful utility player for the Pirates with a .251/.340/.485 batting line while playing all over the field.
Sep 13 - 11:43 PM

Sean Rodriguez led off the ninth inning with a solo blast to end the game as the Pirates beat the Reds on Friday.

It was his only at-bat of the night after entering the game in a double switch. The veteran journeyman has seen part-time duty this year. He has played in 94 games but has received only 187 at-bats. He is batting .242/.327/.484 with 11 home runs.
Aug 5 - 10:35 PM

Sean Rodriguez doubled twice and knocked in four runs Wednesday against the Mariners.

Rodriguez entered the night with a .675 OPS and no homers in 65 at-bats in June, so he had cooled considerably after his fantastic start. Still, he's been a terrific asset for the Pirates with his production and versatility this year.
Jun 30 - 1:33 AM

Sean Rodriguez got the start in right field on Wednesday, but donned the Golden Sombrero with four strikeouts against the Marlins.

Rodriguez has enjoyed success, hitting .272/.372/.568 in 95 plate appearances, but the 31-year-old has always had a proclivity for the strikeout. That weakness showed up in a big way against the Marlins. He struck out three times swinging and once looking. Chalk it up to just one bad day at the office, though, as the utility man has performed quite well for the Pirates this year.
Jun 1 - 10:35 PM

Sean Rodriguez delivered an RBI double in the 13th inning on Sunday, propelling the Pirates to a 12-10 marathon victory over the Diamondbacks in Arizona.

Rodriguez also had an RBI single earlier in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-7 with a pair of runs scored and three strikeouts. He has hit extremely well in a limited role thus far, slashing .375/.500/.833 with 11 RBI.
Apr 24 - 9:44 PM

Sean Rodriguez scored the Pirates' only run on Saturday night against the Diamondbacks, smashing his third homer of the year.

Rodriguez homered with two outs in the second inning against Rubby De La Rosa, which proved to be the only damage done by the Buccos. The 30-year-old has enjoyed a nice little start to the season. He's hitting .412/.565/1.000 with three homers and nine RBI. The question, though, is where the playing time comes once Jung-ho Kang returns from the disabled list.
Apr 24 - 12:10 AM

Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

Rodriguez treated Patrick Corbin like his own personal Gatorade cooler in hitting his second homer in 14 at-bats this year. Last year, he had a total of four homers in 224 at-bats. Even more remarkable is that he's already walked six times, versus just three strikeouts. Last year, he had a 63/5 K/BB ratio. Still, the hot start doesn't seem likely to result in much extra playing time against right-handers.
Apr 23 - 1:11 AM

Sean Rodriguez delivered a grand slam for his first homer of the spring Thursday against the Rays.

He hit that ball like it was a Gatorade cooler. Rodriguez is $2.5 million insurance for the Pirates. He doesn't figure to start much at all while everyone is healthy, but as many positions as he can play, it's a good bet that he'll be needed somewhere eventually.
Mar 31 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Anthony Recker
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Sean Rodriguez
2Jace Peterson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3Johan Camargo
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Mallex Smith
CF1Ender Inciarte
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Bartolo Colon
5Jaime Garcia
6Aaron Blair
7Matt Wisler
8Williams Perez
9Tyrell Jenkins
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Jose Ramirez
5Ian Krol
6Chris Withrow
7Chaz Roe
8Shae Simmons
9Paco Rodriguez
10Daniel Winkler
11Josh Collmenter
12Jordan Walden
13Sam Freeman