Rodriguez was away from the team Wednesday for personal reasons but is expected back Friday, ESPN's Katie Strang reports. It is unclear why exactly he is away from the team, but it seems like it will be a one-game absence, given Thursday's off day. Justin Wilson notched a save Wednesday with a perfect ninth inning against the Red Sox, and he would be a good bet to get another chance Friday if for some reason Rodriguez has not rejoined the team.
Rodriguez picked up his 29th save with a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday against Boston. Rodriguez has converted 10 straight save opportunities since his blown save June 13 against the White Sox. He has allowed just one earned run in that span, in a non-save situation July 20 against Minnesota. Only Zach Britton has more saves among American League closers, with 32.
Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning while striking out two to earn his 27th save Friday at the White Sox. Rodriguez was protecting a two-run lead, and easily closed the door on the White Sox on 16 pitches. He's now converted 27 of 29 save opportunities on the year, and his ERA is at 2.80.
Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out one to earn his 25th save of the year Friday against the Royals. Rodriguez was protecting a two-run lead, and worked around a one-out single to close the door on the Royals. He's now converted 25 of 27 save opportunities, and he has a 2.87 ERA to go along with a 1.07 WHIP.
Rodriguez pitched a perfect ninth inning while striking out one to earn his 24th save of the year Saturday at the Blue Jays. Rodriguez was protecting a one-run lead, and closed out the contest on only 10 pitches. He's now successfully converted 23 of his 25 save opportunities, and he has a 2.93 ERA on the year.