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Eduardo Rodriguez delivered career bests in ERA (3.30) and WHIP (1.15) to go along with a 143:48 K:BB over 152 innings during 2023, so it was hardly a surprise he opted out of the remaining three years and $49 million of his contract with the Tigers. It was a surprise, however, when the left-hander utilized his no-trade clause to prevent a deal to the contending Dodgers. He certainly pitched well but may have had some fortunate results with a 4.04 xERA, 4.06 xFIP and career-worst 37.0 percent hard-hit rate. Rodriguez also missed five weeks with a finger injury and ended up making 43 starts in his two years with Detroit. His 203.1 frames in 2019 is the only time he's topped 160 innings during his eight MLB seasons, so a heavy workload shouldn't be the expectation heading into his age-31 campaign. He secured a four-year, $80 million deal with the Diamondbacks, which means a less advantageous home park than in Detroit but a more helpful defense behind him.

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Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Innings Pitched
Base on Balls (Walk)
Earned Run Average
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 0.00 0.00
2023 382.514.7 152.7 13 9 143 48 3.30 1.15
2022 18510.9 91.0 5 5 72 34 4.06 1.33
3y Avg. 301.512.1 133.7 10 7 133 43 4.04 1.29
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Moved to 60-day IL

    Arizona transferred Rodriguez (shoulder) from the 15-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Wednesday. The transaction was made to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for left-hander Logan Allen, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Reno. Rodriguez is currently shut down after experiencing a setback with his left shoulder last week. He now won't be eligible for activation until May 25, and manager Torey Lovullo said Wednesday that it would likely be sometime in June before the lefty could return, according to Alex Weiner of
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Shut down from throwing

    Rodriguez experienced further tightness in his left shoulder after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. The Diamondbacks have decided to pause Rodriguez's throwing program as a result of his setback. Manager Torey Lovullo said Rodriguez's no-throw period could last roughly two weeks, a week longer than the left-hander's last shutdown -- further delaying his D-backs debut and keeping Ryne Nelson and Tommy Henry in the rotation for a little while longer.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Nearing mound work

    Manager Torey Lovullo said Thursday that Rodriguez (shoulder) could throw off a mound within the next week, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Rodriguez is still expected to miss several weeks due to his strained left shoulder, but Lovullo said the left-hander's progress has been "very encouraging" so far. A quick return to mound work would make it easier for the Diamondbacks to build him back up quickly, although Rodriguez will likely need to throw a few bullpen sessions before the team starts thinking about a return date.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Goes on IL

    Arizona placed Rodriguez (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list Thursday. Rodriguez has been able to resume playing catch since being diagnosed last week with a left shoulder strain, but he's without a clear timeline to make his season debut and will most likely miss beyond the minimum 15 days. Arizona recently bolstered its rotation with the signing of Jordan Montgomery to a one-year deal, but only one of Ryne Nelson or Tommy Henry will likely end up sticking in the rotation as Rodriguez's replacement once Montgomery is fully ramped up and ready to make his Diamondbacks debut.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Begins throwing program

    Rodriguez threw from 60 feet Tuesday, Jody Jackson of Bally Sports Arizona reports. Tuesday marked the first time Rodriguez has thrown since straining his left lat March 19. There is still no clear timeline for a return, but one may emerge as the 30-year-old lefty continues progressing through his rehab program. The Diamondbacks also signed Jordan Montgomery to a one-year deal Tuesday, which will allow the team to be more patient with Rodriguez's recovery.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Shut down with strained lat

    Rodriguez will begin the season on the injured list after being diagnosed with a strained left lat, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports. He suffered the injury during his last Cactus League outing Tuesday. Rodriguez will be shut down from throwing until he's asymptomatic, so there is no timeline for when he might make his season debut. Ryne Nelson and Tommy Henry had been competing for the final spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation, but they now will probably both be needed to start some games.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: No MRI yet

    Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said the medical staff was "encouraged" after examining Rodriguez (lat) on Wednesday, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Rodriguez was removed from Tuesday's Cactus League appearance with left lat tightness and still felt some discomfort while being examined Wednesday, although it wasn't as bad. The pitcher has not undergone an MRI at this point, although that's still possible. The Diamondbacks have not yet ruled Rodriguez out for Opening Day, but a stay on the injured list remains possible even after the positive exam.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Dealing with lat tightness

    Rodriguez exited Tuesday's Cactus League game against the Cubs due to left lat tightness. Rodriguez seemed to be wincing on the mound while warming up ahead of the second inning, and the nature of his injury is now known. The D-backs didn't specify how severe Rodriguez's injury is, but the 30-year-old lefty will presumably sit out the Diamondbacks' next several games to recover.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Exits game early

    Rodriguez was removed from Tuesday's spring game against the Cubs with a potential injury, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. After getting through the first inning of Tuesday's contest, Rodriguez seemed to experience some discomfort while warming up before the second frame. It's unclear what exactly was bothering Rodriguez, but the D-backs will take a closer look at him and should provide details in the near future.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Up to four innings

    Rodriguez allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits while striking out four over four innings in Saturday's spring start against the Reds. Rodriguez took the mound for a third time during Cactus League action and recorded his best results. The left-hander threw 55 pitches and told Alex Weiner of Arizona Sports that he felt about 80 percent of the regular-season version of himself. To get that extra 20 percent, Rodriguez wants to get his fastball velocity up. "I noticed today it was like 90-92 (mph), so like 100% is 91-94 (mph) ... but location-wise, I feel like it was 100%, the pitches were right where I wanted," Rodriguez said. The pitcher has allowed nine runs (eight earned) on 13 hits and four walks while striking out 10 over eight spring innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Lots of traffic in second start

    Rodriguez allowed three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over three innings in Sunday's spring start against Milwaukee. The Brewers ambushed Rodriguez early, taking a 3-0 lead three batters into the game. The left-hander had base traffic in all three innings but managed to avoid further damage with the help of infield defense. The results look similar to his first Cactus League start, when he gave up four runs in an inning, but Rodriguez told Michael McDermott of that he felt better Sunday. "I threw three innings today, I feel great," Rodriguez said. "I feel I'm on a really good pace for the start of the season." While a 15.75 ERA over four innings might cause concern, it should be noted that spring games are less about results than for getting pitches in shape, working on command and building up pitch counts.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Hammered in first outing

    Rodriguez allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two over one-plus innings in Tuesday's spring start against Texas. Rodriguez, who signed a four-year deal with Arizona during the offseason, had a rough debut in a Diamondbacks uniform. Just 20 of his 38 offerings landed in the zone, and the left-hander gave up two home runs. Despite the results and shaky command, Rodriguez focused on the positives. "My command was a little off, but overall I was feeling good," the pitcher told Steve Gilbert of "My velocity was right where we wanted it, like 90-92 mph up to 93 sometimes, so overall everything was good. Just location, a little bit, but that's what we've got spring training for." Rodriguez should get another four or five Cactus League starts to build up his pitch count and work on command.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: On bump Tuesday

    Rodriguez will make his spring debut against the Rangers on Tuesday. Rodriguez had been scheduled to start the Diamondbacks' opener last Friday, but the team changed plans and had the left-hander throw live batting practice on the back fields. He's expected to serve as the No. 3 starter once the regular season begins.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Throws on back field

    Rodriguez threw live batting practice on a back field Friday, Steve Gilbert of reports. An initial plan to have Rodriguez start Friday's Cactus League opener was scrapped, because the left-hander wanted a more controlled environment. "He felt good enough and might have wanted [to throw] more pitches," Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said. There is no update on when Rodriguez will take the mound in a live setting.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Scratched from spring start

    Rodriguez will no longer start the Diamondbacks' spring opener Friday against Colorado, Jesse Friedman of reports. Rodriguez will have to wait a bit longer to make his first appearance in a Diamondbacks uniform, as he will instead throw a live batting practice on a backfield Friday. Fellow southpaw Tommy Henry will get the nod to start against the Rockies in Rodriguez's place.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Getting ball for spring opener

    Rodriguez is scheduled to start the Diamondbacks' spring opener Friday versus the Rockies, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Rodriguez will likely work just an inning or two before turning the game over to the bullpen. After joining Arizona on a four-year, $74 million deal in free agency this winter, Rodriguez is projected to open the season as the No. 3 starter behind Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly as the Diamondbacks look to build on last season's surprise run to the National League pennant.
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  • Diamondbacks' Eduardo Rodriguez: Signs with Arizona

    Rodriguez signed a four-year, $80 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of reports. Rodriguez blocked a trade during the season that would have sent him to the Dodgers. Roughly four months later, his journey to the NL West has come to fruition as he joins the reigning National League-champion Diamondbacks. Rodriguez put up career-bests with a 3.30 ERA and 1.15 WHIP through 152.2 innings in 2023, and he joins Zac Gallen and Merrill Kelly to form one of the more formidable three-headed monsters in the majors. The deal also includes a vesting option for 2028 that would increase the total value to $100 million if Rodriguez pitches at least 150 innings in 2027.
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  • Eduardo Rodriguez: Opts out of contract

    Rodriguez opted out of his contract with the Tigers on Saturday and became a free agent, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Despite blocking a trade that would've sent him to the Dodgers ahead of the deadline, Rodriguez will opt out of his contract with three years left on his deal. The 30-year-old southpaw enjoyed the best season of his career in 2023, posting a 3.30 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 143 strikeouts across 152.2 innings. Rodriguez should have plenty of suitors willing to give him a multi-year contract in the offseason.
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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Earns win in season finale

    Rodriguez (13-9) earned the win Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk over seven innings in a 5-2 win over Cleveland. He struck out five. Rodriguez managed to go seven innings for a second start in a row, picking apart the Guardians lineup to close out the season on a high note. The southpaw put up a 3.89 ERA across 81 innings after returning in July from a finger injury, which may have factored into his decline from the 2.64 ERA he managed in 71.2 innings during the first half of the season. Rodriguez finished the campaign with a solid 3.30 ERA and 1.15 WHIP across 152.2 innings with 143 strikeouts.
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  • Tigers' Eduardo Rodriguez: Tosses seven shutout frames

    Rodriguez (12-9) allowed five hits and four walks over seven scoreless innings Sunday, striking out five and earning a win over Oakland. Rodriguez found himself in trouble a few times but was able to put out fires all afternoon in the scoreless outing. He rebounded well after being tagged with nine runs over his previous two starts. The veteran lefty owns a 3.40 ERA on the year and a 4.08 ERA in 10 starts since the beginning of August. Rodriguez's next start is currently lined up to be at home against the Guardians.
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