Rodriguez signed a minor-league deal with the Padres on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Rodriguez spent most of his 2018 season in Double-A, where he posted a 4.26 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 25.1 frames. He last pitched in the big leagues during the 2015 campaign, and although he found decent success (3.86 ERA over 14 innings), he hasn't managed to return since. After he was released by the Twins in August of last year, Rodriguez figures to serve as organizational depth for San Diego.
Rodriguez was released by Minnesota on Thursday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Rodriguez inked a minor-league deal with the Twins in May, but after accruing a 4.62 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 19 strikeouts over 25 innings at Double-A Chattanooga, he'll search to latch on elsewhere.
Rodriguez agreed to a minor-league deal with the Twins on Tuesday, Robert Murray of FanRagSports.com reports. Rodriguez is a former second-round pick of the Dodgers in 2012 but hasn't pitched in the majors leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2015. He'll serve as organization bullpen depth.
Rodriguez appears healthy to begin the spring as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery in September of 2015, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Braves could use a second lefty in their bullpen behind Ian Krol, and for now Rodriguez appears to be the favorite for the job if he has no setbacks in his recovery. He hasn't pitched since the surgery and has a lot of rust to get rid of, but the 25-year-old's career 9.6 K/9 rate indicates that he can be effective as a LOOGY despite a fastball that rarely touches 90 mph.
Rodriguez was placed on the 60-day DL on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The move is just a roster formality, as Rodriguez has already been ruled out for the entire 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late September.
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