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Sean Rodriguez | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Pirates and INF/OF Sean Rodriguez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.9 million contract.
Rodriguez was arbitration-eligible for a final time this winter. He'll serve in a utility role for the Pirates after arriving in Pittsburgh via trade from the Rays last month. Jan 16 - 3:28 PM

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Pirates acquired INF/OF Sean Rodriguez from the Rays for a player to be named later and cash.

Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Rays last week so they could avoid giving him a raise through salary arbitration. The 29-year-old is a versatile defender and should be a useful piece on the Pittsburgh bench in 2015. He owns a .225/.297/.372 career batting line at the major league level.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 10:26:00 AM

Rays designated INF/OF Sean Rodriguez for assignment.

Due another raise through arbitration, Rodriguez was considered a likely non-tender candidate, so the Rays simply decided to cut ties a little bit early. He could draw interest on waivers due to his versatility. Rodriguez batted .211/.258/.443 with 12 home runs over 259 plate appearances this past season.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 01:33:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Sean Rodriguez "appears a trade candidate."

The Rays would like to clear some spots on the 40-man roster, and Rodriguez is a prime candidate to be moved since he's due for another raise in arbitration. The utility player slugged 12 homers last season in just 259 plate appearances but batted just .211/.258/.443 overall. Still, there should be some interest given his versatility.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez (family) went 1-for-4 in his return to the Rays' starting lineup on Wednesday.

Rodriguez was away from the Rays for the early part of this week following the death of his grandmother. His one hit Wednesday night was a double. The 29-year-old utilityman is batting .207/.255/.431 with 11 homers and 40 RBI in 94 games this season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 04:25:00 AM

Sean Rodriguez has been away from the Rays the last two days following the death of his grandmother.

Rodriguez hasn't indicated when he'll return, but he should be back at some point this week. The utility man is hitting .210/.259/.438 with 11 homers over 92 games this season.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 11:30:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:56:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 10:19:00 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.
Sun, May 25, 2014 06:17:00 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.
Sun, May 25, 2014 04:57:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 08:21:00 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.
Thu, May 1, 2014 11:24:00 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.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 10:56:00 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.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 11:12:00 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.
Fri, Apr 4, 2014 12:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
2Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Justin Sellers
3B1Josh Harrison
LF1Starling Marte
2Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Radhames Liz
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Brandon Cumpton