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Sean Rodriguez | Third Baseman | #15

Team: Atlanta Braves
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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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

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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

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.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 04:10:00 PM

Shi Davidi of 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.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 10:52:00 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.
Tue, Nov 15, 2016 12:47:00 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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 12:35:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 10:53:00 PM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Sean Rodriguez
3Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Johan Camargo
3B1Freddie Freeman
2Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Jaime Garcia
3R.A. Dickey
4Michael Foltynewicz
5Sean Newcomb
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Rex Brothers
6Daniel Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Akeel Morris
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson