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Mon, May 16
@ Tampa Bay Rays (21-15)
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
21-15 6-4 W2
17-17 6-4 W1
16-17 6-4 L1
12-21 4-6 L1
13-23 5-5 W4

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 38.2 1 2 3.72 34 15

Top Eduardo Rodriguez News

  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Collects first win of 2022

    Rodriguez (1-2) picked up the win in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Orioles, allowing five hits and four walks over 6.2 scoreless innings. He struck out three.

    It wasn't the southpaw's sharpest effort, but Rodriguez tossed 72 of 104 pitches for strikes despite the elevated walk total and all of Detroit's hits off him were singles. The 29-year-old has delivered quality starts in four of his last five outings, leading to a 3.72 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season, but his 21.0 percent strikeout rate and 9.3 percent walk rate would both be the worst marks of his career if they don't improve.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Strong showing against Astros

    Rodriguez allowed one earned run on one hit and three walks while striking out eight across 6.2 innings Saturday against the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.

    Rodriguez carried a 5.33 ERA into Saturday's start, but he delivered his best performance as a Tiger. He limited the Astros to only a solo home run while also racking up a season-best eight strikeouts. Rodriguez did continue to struggle with his control, and he has walked multiple batters in four of his six appearances this season. While this outing was a step forward, Rodriguez still owns a 4.50 ERA across 32 frames on the season.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Takes second loss

    Rodriguez (0-2) allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits across 5.2 innings to take the loss against the Dodgers on Sunday. He had no walks and struck out five.

    Rodriguez allowed three runs on three hits in the second inning, though a Jeimer Candelario throwing error did not help the cause. The lefty settled down after that and kept the Tigers in the game, but Detroit generated only three runs on 10 hits in the 6-3 loss. It's been a sluggish start for the big offseason acquisition, as Rodriguez has a 5.33 ERA through five starts and is still searching for his first win with his new team. It'll be a tough task against a talented Houston squad in his next scheduled outing Saturday.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Pitches well in no-decision

    Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits across six innings and did not factor into the decision in Tuesday's loss to the Twins. He walked two and struck out six.

    Rodriguez was mostly good in this one, with a two-run home run by Max Kepler in the fourth inning probably the pitch he'd most want back. It was still an encouraging outing for the lefty, who has now logged consecutive quality starts to lower his season ERA to 5.03. Rodriguez will look to keep pitching well and pick up his first win with the Tigers in his next start.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Logs quality start

    Rodriguez allowed three runs across six innings but did not factor into the decision in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. He gave up four hits and a walk while striking out five.

    Rodriguez pitched reasonably well against a stout New York lineup, and though he's still looking for his first win of the season, he now at least has his first quality start with Detroit. The lefty has been tested so far with outings against the White Sox, Red Sox and Yankees, so his 5.27 ERA could start to come down as he gets some easier matchups. His next projected start Tuesday against the Twins qualifies, as Minnesota's lineup has struggled in the early going.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Struggles against former team

    Rodriguez (0-1) allowed seven runs (two earned) across 3.2 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Red Sox. He gave up five hits and three walks while striking out five.

    The strikeouts were nice but everything else was a struggle for Rodriguez in the matchup against Boston, which was his team for the last six seasons. The lefty hasn't gotten off to a good start with his new squad, as he now has a 5.87 ERA and 1.83 WHIP across his first two starts. He was better in the spring (3.71 Grapefruit League ERA), so maybe he'll be able to get rolling soon. Rodriguez has another tough matchup on tap, though, as he's slated to face the Yankees on Tuesday.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Gives up three runs Friday

    Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings Friday against the White Sox. He didn't factor into the decision.

    Rodriguez gave up three runs in the first two innings of Friday's matchup before escaping with a no-decision. The 29-year-old posted a career-worst 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 32 appearances (31 starts) last year, but he had a career-best 27.4 percent strikeout rate. Rodriguez tentatively lines up to make his next start against the Red Sox on Wednesday at home.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Looks good in final spring start

    Rodriguez allowed two runs on three hits across five innings in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. He walked one and struck out eight.

    Making his final tune-up start before his Opening Day nod Friday, Rodriguez looked sharp and brought his spring ERA down to 3.71. He also recorded 19 strikeouts across 17 Grapefruit League innings. The lefty should be a good source of strikeouts all season, and he may see improvements in ERA and WHIP working in a more pitcher-friendly home ballpark. With Boston last season, Rodriguez posted a 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP, both of which were career worsts. However, he also won 13 games and struck out 185 batters across 157.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Allows three earned runs Monday

    Rodriguez allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits across five innings in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He walked one and struck out three.

    This was Rodriguez's least effective start this spring, as he had allowed a total of just two earned runs across seven innings in his previous two outings. The lefty is still looking solid in camp with a 3.75 ERA and should slot in as the Tigers' ace this season. Working in a pitcher-friendly home ballpark, Rodriguez could be poised for good results in his first season with Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Feels good about slider

    Rodriguez added a slider toward the end of last season and said he feels "really good with it" to begin 2022, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Rodriguez said he started using the pitch during the 2021 postseason with Boston and got comfortable with it. "I was looking for a slider all my career, and I feel like I've finally found one," he added. The lefty is locked in as Detroit's No. 1 starter after joining the Tigers in the offseason, and he could take a step forward if he continues to make strides with his slider. In his second spring start Wednesday, Rodriguez allowed one run over four innings while striking out five.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Named Opening Day starter

    Rodriguez was named the Tigers' starter against the White Sox for Opening Day on April 8, Jason Beck of reports.

    Rodriguez is starting Detroit's first game of spring training Friday and will also be the first pitcher to take the mound in the regular season. It's hardly a surprise after the 28-year-old inked a five-year, $77 million deal with the Tigers in mid-November. Rodriguez finished last season with a 4.74 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 185:47 K:BB across 157.2 innings, though he posted a career-best 24.0 K-BB% and 0.71 HR/9.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Spring debut set for Friday

    Rodriguez is slated to start the Tigers' spring training opener Friday against the Phillies, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    This isn't surprising, as Rodriguez was signed to a five-year, $77 million deal in the offseason to serve as Detroit's No. 1 starter. He'll be followed by Casey Mize on Saturday, and those two should headline the rotation during the regular season as well. Rodriguez recorded a 4.74 ERA and 185 strikeouts across 157.2 innings for the Red Sox in 2021.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Reaches deal with Detroit

    Rodriguez agreed Monday with the Tigers on a five-year, $77 million contract, Cody Stavenhagen and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report.

    One day after declining his $18.4 million qualifying offer from the Red Sox, Rodriguez was able to come to terms with the Tigers on a lucrative long-term deal. According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Rodriguez's contract includes an opt out after the second year plus an additional $3 million in incentives, while Rosnthal adds that the deal also includes a no-trade clause. Though Rodriguez submitted an unremarkable 4.74 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 2021 after sitting out the 2020 season while recovering from a myocarditis as the result of contracting COVID-19, the 28-year-old's underlying statistics were much more encouraging. He posted a career-best 24.0 K-BB% and a career-low 0.71 HR/9, offering hope for improvement in his surface numbers while pitching at a more forgiving home park in Detroit and against less formidable competition in the AL Central.

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  • Eduardo Rodriguez: Extended qualifying offer

    The Red Sox extended a qualifying offer to Rodriguez on Sunday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    The 28-year-old lefty will have 10 days to decide whether to accept the one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer. Given the fact that he finished the season healthy and is entering the prime of his career, Rodriguez seems likely to decline the qualifying offer and land a long-term contract in free agency. He had a 4.74 ERA last year, but his xERA (3.55) and FIP (3.32) suggest he was a bit unlucky.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 205 lbs
Birthplace: Valencia, Venezuela
Age: 29
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: L, L