Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a run, two RBI and two strikeouts in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre's 7-2 victory over Rochester on Friday. Rodriguez had a poor spring as he batted .133 over 15 at-bats with one RBI and one run. His spring is not too far off his 2015 campaign with Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre where he accumulated a combined .170 average over 176 at-bats. A promotion to the majors this year seems unlikely as long as he continues to bat below the mendoza line.
Rodriguez signed a minor league contract with the Yankees on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training Friday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. The 30-year-old backstop split time between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season, but couldn't hit above the Mendoza line at either stop. Because of that, he'll likely head back to the minors after spring training concludes.
The Yankees announced several roster moves on Thursday, per the team's official website. The team optioned right-hander Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and optioned infielders Nick Noonan and Rob Refsnyder and catcher Eddy Rodriguez down to minor-league camp. Chase Whitley put together a dominant spring, but lost the fifth spot on the rotation to Adam Warren. He registered a 1.17 ERA over 15 1/3 innings of work.
The Rays reassigned catcher Eddy Rodriguez and outfielder Jeremy Moore to minor-league camp Tuesday. Moore finished the major-league portion of camp 8 for 29 with three home runs, four RBI and two walks. Rodriguez notched his first spring hit Tuesday and finished 1 for 6 in seven appearances.
The Rays have signed catcher Eddy Rodriguez to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rodriguez spent three seasons in the Padres organization, most recently hitting .231/.271/.374 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 281 at-bats between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tuscon in 2013.
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