Team president John Mozeliak said Rodriguez is dealing with a hamate injury in his wrist that could require surgery, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but it appears the 23-year-old will have a delayed start to spring training. Rodriguez will be evaluated at the spring facility within the next couple days, so his status should be updated soon.
Rodriguez was reassigned to minor-league spring training Tuesday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports. The 22-year-old will likely rejoin Double-A Springfield, where he played 14 games to finish the 2019 season, hitting .222/.255/.311 with seven RBI across 47 plate appearances. Rodriguez had a great opportunity to learn from the major-league coaching staff to begin spring and will look to continue to climb the minor-league ladder this early in the year.