Given the fact that he was out of options, many expected Yorman Rodriguez to break camp as a fourth outfielder at the major league level. Instead, 2016 became a completely lost season for the 24-year-old. A hamstring injury cropped up during spring training, leading to a trip to the disabled list to kick off the campaign. Then, as it seemed like he was on the up-and-up, his hamstring flared up again and wound up keeping him out of virtually the entire season. The former prospect managed to appear in 11 rehab games with High-A Daytona, but the damage had already been done: Rodriguez was designated for assignment after the season and was forced to enter the free agent market with just 27 major league at-bats to his name. Scouts once thought that his combination of power and speed could translate, but that now seems like a distant memory.
Rodriguez was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville on Friday. Rodriguez was a non-factor in the organization last season due to a hamstring injury, and given his lack of prospect shine, the Reds opted to send him off the 40-man roster. He's only 24, so there's some room for development, although his strikeout woes could keep him from becoming anything more than an organizational depth piece.
Rodriguez (hamstring) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Thursday. Rodriguez missed virtually the entire season due to a nagging hamstring injury, but now that the season is over, the Reds can place him back on the 40-man roster without any consequences. The 24-year-old will look to vie for an Opening Day roster spot once his hamstring is back to full health, although he could spend a bit more time in the minors if he doesn't impress during spring training.
Rodriguez (hamstring) has resumed his rehab assignment with High-A Daytona. He resumed the rehab assignment on Aug. 5 after being shut down in mid-July after aggravating the hamstring injury. Rodriguez has hit safely in all four rehab games this time around but remains a low-end option if he were to be activated and join the big league mix.
Rodriguez aggravated his hamstring injury during his rehab assignment on July 13th and hasn't played since, RedsMinorLeagues.com reports. It's essentially been a lost season for Rodriguez, who was just four games into his rehab assignment before the aggravation.
Rodriguez (hamstring) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports. Rodriguez doesn't appear to be too close to a return, as his recent rehab stint was cut short due to "aches or pains" in his leg. In the meantime, the Reds will move the outfielder off the 40-man roster in order to free up space for an extra reliever.