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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
44-36 6-4 W1
39-34 4-6 W2
36-39 4-6 W1
29-46 4-6 L1
28-47 5-5 W2

2022 Pitching

STATS IP
Innings Pitched
W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 39 1 3 4.38 34 17

Top Eduardo Rodriguez News

  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: No updates from team

    Rodriguez (personal) remains without any sort of return timetable, with the Tigers electing to respect his privacy rather than give further information regarding his absence, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Rodriguez was on the verge of returning from a rib injury in mid-June but had to leave the team due to a personal issue, the nature of which still hasn't been specified by the Tigers. Manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Rodriguez is back at his home in Florida with his children but didn't provide any information on his expected return date.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Transferred to restricted list

    Rodriguez (ribs) was transferred to the restricted list due to a personal matter Monday.

    Rodriguez appeared to be close to a return from his strained left rib cage, but he'll now miss an unspecified amount of additional time. The Tigers have remained vague about both the reason for his absence and his expected return date. Depending on how long the personal matter keeps him out for, Rodriguez may be stuck with a further delay as he ramps back up to speed.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Dealing with personal issue

    Rodriguez (ribs) is dealing with a personal issue, and the Tigers will provide an update in a couple days, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    All we know at this point is that Rodriguez will not be an option to start early next week. The last report was that Rodriguez would likely get another rehab start before joining the big-league rotation, but this personal issue could push back that timetable.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Expected to get another rehab start

    Rodriguez (ribs) will likely make another rehab start, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

    Rodriguez had a chance to be activated early next week, but it appears he will pitch once more in the minors before being brought back by the Tigers. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to take the ball for the big club sometime next weekend.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Tosses four scoreless frames

    Rodriguez (ribs) allowed two hits and no walks while striking out nine across four scoreless innings in a rehab outing with Triple-A Toldeo on Thursday.

    Rodriguez threw 52 pitches and sat between 94 and 95 mph with his fastball, per Jason Beck of MLB.com. If that reading is accurate and Rodriguez can maintain it over the course of an entire start in the majors, it would be his highest velocity since the 2017 season. Given the decent volume of his first rehab outing, Rodriguez should be able to rejoin the rotation within his next turn or two.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Begins rehab stint Thursday

    Rodriguez (ribs) will report to Triple-A Toledo on Thursday for a rehab assignment, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The left-hander has already been on the injured list for more than the 15-day minimum, and he's now entering the final stages of his rehab program. Rodriguez may need only one start in the minors before rejoining the active roster, so he could be back in Detroit's starting rotation next week if Thursday's outing with Toledo goes well.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Getting closer to rehab assignment

    Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday that Rodriguez (rib cage) will begin a rehab assignment soon, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    Rodriguez resumed playing catch one week ago without issue, and he looks like he could be cleared for a bullpen session in the coming days. If all goes well once the left-hander gets back on a mound and faces hitters, he could be sent out on a rehab assignment as soon as next week. Since he's been sidelined for approximately two weeks due to a sprain on the left side of his rib cage, Rodriguez will likely need only one start in the minors before he's ready to return from the 15-day injured list.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Throwing from 60-70 feet

    Rodriguez (ribs) played catch from 60-to-70 feet Thursday with no issues, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

    The 29-year-old landed on the injured list over the weekend with a sprain on the left side of his rib cage, and his quick return to throwing is an encouraging sign for his recovery. Rodriguez still needs to ramp up the intensity of his throwing program, but he could be back on the mound in the near future if he avoids any setbacks.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Tests show no stress reaction

    Rodriguez underwent tests on his ribs Monday which didn't reveal any stress reaction, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    The tests seemingly confirm that Rodriguez's diagnosis will be limited to a sprained left rib cage. He'll avoid throwing this week but is expected to resume next week. Given that he'll still need some time to build his arm back up, it seems unlikely that a minimum-length stay on the injured list is in play, though the Tigers have yet to clarify his timeline.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Goes on IL

    The Tigers placed Rodriguez on the 15-day injured list Sunday with a left rib cage sprain.

    Shortly after Rodriguez was pulled from his start with left side discomfort in Wednesday's loss to the Rays, manager A.J. Hinch noted that the lefty would require a trip to the IL. The Tigers delayed making the move while awaiting the results of his MRI, which evidently revealed no oblique strain but instead an injury to his rib cage. Detroit has yet to reveal a timeline for Rodriguez's return as a result of the diagnosis, but he won't be eligible to come off the IL until early June regardless.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Still needs IL stint

    Rodriguez got good news from an MRI on Friday, as the test showed no damage to his oblique, but he's still expected to hit the injured list, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

    Rodriguez left his start Wednesday against the Rays in the first inning with an injury which was originally called side discomfort. While he's apparently avoided a serious issue, he'll still miss at least two turns in the rotation and won't be back until early June. With Matt Manning (shoulder), Casey Mize (elbow), Tyler Alexander (elbow) and Michael Pineda (finger) all on the shelf as well, the Tigers will have to dig deep into their depth rotation options for at least the next couple weeks.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: IL bound with side discomfort

    Manager A.J. Hinch said that Rodriguez will likely be headed to the 15-day injured list after exiting his start in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Rays with left side discomfort, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Detroit may wait until after Thursday's off day to make the transaction official, but initial evaluations of Rodriguez's injury didn't provide much optimism about him being ready to go the next time his turn comes up in the rotation. The lefty is scheduled to undergo an MRI later Wednesday or Thursday, which should shed more light on the extent of the injury and reveal whether he's potentially dealing with an oblique strain. Rodriguez was pulled with one out in the first inning of his start Wednesday after showing diminished velocity while pumping in only 11 of his 23 pitches for strikes and allowing three earned runs on four hits and two walks.

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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Exits with apparent injury

    Rodriguez was removed from Wednesday's start against the Rays in the bottom of the first inning due to an apparent injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

    Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while failing to record a strikeout in one-third of an inning before he exited with a trainer. He displayed decreased velocity prior to his removal and threw just 11 of his 23 pitches for strikes. The nature and severity of his injury aren't yet clear, and it's unknown whether the southpaw will be able to make his next turn through the rotation. If healthy, Rodriguez tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Minnesota on Monday.

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  • 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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Player Bio

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