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Sean Rodriguez | Second Baseman | #3

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 3 (0) / LAA
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Sean Rodriguez contributed a two-RBI double Wednesday versus the White Sox.
Rodriguez's two-bagger in the second inning plated two to get the scoring going for the Pirates. It actually should've been a triple, as Rodriguez was safe initially going into third base but then slid off the bag and was called out after a replay. Rodriguez got the start in center field in this one and could see more time there if Starling Marte (oblique) is out a while. May 16 - 3:37 PM

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Sean Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

He led off the game with a solo dinger against starter Aaron Nola. He singled in the sixth inning and then raced home from first when the Phillies' defense misplayed an easy pop-up that should have been caught. Rodriguez has a .222 batting average with three homers and six RBI while serving as a part-time outfielder for the Pirates.
Apr 21 - 7:35 PM

Sean Rodriguez clubbed a three-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs.

Drawing a rare start in left field, Rodriguez made a case for more by going deep off ace left-hander Jon Lester in the second inning. He has had a very long career as a bench bat and backup all over the field. He is unlikely to get enough playing time to be worthy of a roster spot even in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Apr 12 - 12:41 AM

Sean Rodriguez is starting in left field and batting eighth against the Cubs.

That means Corey Dickerson gets the night off. Rodriguez has been much more effective against left-handers over his career, and he'll face one on Wednesday in the for of Jon Lester. He's still a very risky fantasy play even facing the southpaw.
Apr 11 - 4:34 PM

Sean Rodriguez hit his third spring homer Monday against the Braves.

Rodriguez is 5-for-13 overall. He'll likely see starts in left field against left-handers in addition to his reserve infield duties. It shouldn't result in much NL-only value.
Mar 5 - 4:45 PM

Sean Rodriguez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the loss to the Brewers on Monday.

The Pirates are playing Rodriguez quite a bit, even though he's yet to show anything to suggest he's capable of helping this year. He's 12-for-74 with 29 strikeouts since coming over from the Braves. Of course, he was originally expected to miss the entire season after suffering multiple injuries in a car accident, so it's impressive that he's playing at all. He's not helping, though.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:31:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez rejoined the Pirates in epic fashion on Sunday, clubbing a walk-off home run in the 12th inning to beat the Padres 5-4.

Rodriguez, who spent the previous two seasons in Pittsburgh, was re-acquired from the Braves on Saturday. He entered Sunday's game as a defensive replacement then became the hero in his second at-bat. On the season, he's hitting just .179/.333/.436 with three homers and four RBI in his first 49 plate appearances.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 06:05:00 PM

Pirates acquired INF Sean Rodriguez from the Braves for INF/OF Connor Joe.

Rodriguez was claimed off waivers by the Braves which allowed them the exclusive rights to work out a deal with the Pirates. Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh where he had considerable success as a utility player during the 2015-2016 seasons.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 02:32:00 PM

Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that the Pirates have acquired Sean Rodriguez from the Braves in exchange for a catching prospect.

Rodriguez, who missed most of the season due to a shoulder injury sustained in a car accident, has appeared in just 15 games for the Braves. In that time, he slashed .162/.326/.351 with two homers and three RBI in 47 plate appearances. Rodriguez returns to Pittsburgh where he played from 2015-2016.
Sat, Aug 5, 2017 01:57:00 PM

Sean Rodriguez connected for a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning in Monday's game at Arizona.

The veteran Rodriguez debuted in mid-July, as he needed time to recover from a severe shoulder injury suffered in a car accident during the offseason. The homer was just his second hit across 15 at-bats, but perhaps it will give the utility man a little confidence going forward.
Tue, Jul 25, 2017 01:31:00 AM

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.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 03:27:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jul 6, 2017 06:25:00 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).
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 08:25:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 04:41:00 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.
Sun, Feb 26, 2017 08:17:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Elias Diaz
1B1Josh Bell
2Jose Osuna
2B1Josh Harrison
2Adam Frazier
3Sean Rodriguez
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Colin Moran
2David Freese
3Jung Ho Kang
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Adam Frazier
CF1Starling Marte
2Austin Meadows
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ivan Nova
2Jameson Taillon
3Chad Kuhl
4Trevor Williams
5Joe Musgrove
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Felipe Vázquez
2Michael Feliz
3Richard Rodriguez
4Edgar Santana
5Kyle Crick
6Enny Romero
7Tyler Glasnow
8A.J. Schugel
9Steven Brault
10Nick Burdi
11Nik Turley