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Sean Rodriguez | First Baseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (31) / 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 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

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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

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

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

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