Rodriguez was released by the Pirates on Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The 33-year-old struggled to a .167/.277/.313 line in 66 games prior to earning his release. Some team could take the chance on a veteran with the ability to play multiple positions, but he's unlikely to have much fantasy value as he hasn't broken the Mendoza line since 2016.
Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Rodriguez was cast off the active roster in order to make room for Jordy Mercer (calf), who was reinstated from the DL in a corresponding move. The utility man will now pass through waivers in order to determine where he will wind up. In 66 games with Pittsburgh, he hit just .167/.277/.313.
Rodriguez (abdomen) was activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's series opener against the Brewers, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Though Rodriguez was expected to require a rehab assignment this weekend, the Pirates instead elected to reinstate him from the shelf ahead of a three-game set in Milwaukee. In a corresponding move, the club optioned Michael Feliz to Triple-A on Thursday. Across 63 games this year, Rodriguez has slashed .163/.276/.313 with five home runs and 18 RBI.
Rodriguez (abdomen) will start a minor-league rehab assignment soon, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports. Rodriguez has been out for over two weeks with a left abdominal strain. It's unclear when his rehab assignment will begin or how long it will last, but he's trending in the right direction and should be back in Pittsburgh before too long, barring setbacks.
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left abdomen strain. Rodriguez is 1-for-17 in his last 19 plate appearances as he has apparently been dealing with an abdomen strain. It's unclear when exactly the 33-year-old sustained the injury, but the Pirates brought the recently-acquired Adeiny Hechavarria onto the active roster to bolster their infield depth.
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