Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. Rodriguez has 216 career relief appearances to his name at the MLB level but hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since 2016. He required shoulder surgery that same season and was sidelined for most of 2017 before pitching exclusively for the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in 2018, delivering a 3.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 64.2 innings. The 34-year-old is expected to open the upcoming campaign in the minors but could get a look in the San Diego bullpen at some point.
Rodriguez was reassigned to the Red Sox's minor-league camp Sunday. Rodriguez, who last appeared in the majors in 2016 with the Athletics, was sidelined for much of the 2017 campaign while recovering from shoulder surgery. The 33-year-old still looked a little rusty in the Grapefruit League with a 9.00 ERA and 1.63 WHIP over eight innings, so he'll need to prove healthy and effective in the upper minors before getting a serious look from the Red Sox.
Rodriguez (shoulder) has allowed two runs on three hits over three innings since returning from the disabled list with Triple-A Iowa. Rodriguez had been out all year due to shoulder surgery he underwent back in September, but he seems to be back at 100 percent after a shaky first outing. The right-hander has a good amount of major-league experience under his belt, although he seems to be entrenched in an organizational depth role for the time being.
Rodriguez agreed to a minor league deal with the Cubs, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports. The 32-year-old spent the last three seasons with the A's, most recently compiling a 4.20 ERA across 40.2 innings in 2016 before undergoing shoulder surgery in September. He should be healthy and in position to compete for a bullpen spot come spring training.
Rodriguez underwent surgery Friday to repair a lat injury, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports. Apparently, everything was successful and doctors were able to repair the torn muscle. Rodriguez now faces an extensive rehab process; with the right-hander not expected to pick up a baseball for fourth months, he may be limited at the start of spring training. Rodriguez posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and five holds in 34 appearances with the A's this season ahead of his first winter of arbitration eligibility.
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