Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Padres, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Rodriguez has 216 career relief appearances to his name at the MLB level but hasn't surfaced in the big leagues since 2016. He required shoulder surgery that same season and was sidelined for most of 2017 before pitching exclusively for the Red Sox's Triple-A affiliate in 2018, delivering a 3.20 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 64.2 innings. The 34-year-old is expected to open the upcoming campaign in the minors but could get a look in the San Diego bullpen at some point.
Rodriguez was reassigned to the Red Sox's minor-league camp Sunday.
Rodriguez, who last appeared in the majors in 2016 with the Athletics, was sidelined for much of the 2017 campaign while recovering from shoulder surgery. The 33-year-old still looked a little rusty in the Grapefruit League with a 9.00 ERA and 1.63 WHIP over eight innings, so he'll need to prove healthy and effective in the upper minors before getting a serious look from the Red Sox.
Rodriguez (shoulder) has allowed two runs on three hits over three innings since returning from the disabled list with Triple-A Iowa.
Rodriguez had been out all year due to shoulder surgery he underwent back in September, but he seems to be back at 100 percent after a shaky first outing. The right-hander has a good amount of major-league experience under his belt, although he seems to be entrenched in an organizational depth role for the time being.
Rodriguez (shoulder) was reassigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Manager Joe Maddon's reasoning behind the move was simply to get him more work, and given that Rodriguez is still working through a modified throwing program following surgery on his lat in September, this isn't too surprising. It's unclear how close the right-hander is to returning to game action, but that should become clearer as spring training progresses.
Rodriguez agreed to a minor league deal with the Cubs, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
The 32-year-old spent the last three seasons with the A's, most recently compiling a 4.20 ERA across 40.2 innings in 2016 before undergoing shoulder surgery in September. He should be healthy and in position to compete for a bullpen spot come spring training.
Rodriguez (shoulder) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.
The Athletics made a slew of roster moves to clear space on the 40-man roster, and given the fact that Rodriguez isn't expected to pick up a baseball for another few months, they decided to leave him off the 40-man roster. The 32-year-old struggled in the big leagues this season, posting a 4.20 ERA out of the Oakland bullpen, so he'll likely act as organizational pitching depth going forward.
Rodriguez underwent surgery Friday to repair a lat injury, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
Apparently, everything was successful and doctors were able to repair the torn muscle. Rodriguez now faces an extensive rehab process; with the right-hander not expected to pick up a baseball for fourth months, he may be limited at the start of spring training. Rodriguez posted a 4.20 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and five holds in 34 appearances with the A's this season ahead of his first winter of arbitration eligibility.
Rodriguez was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday.
The move opened up a spot on the 40-man roster for Bruce Maxwell, who was called up Saturday. Rodriguez was getting shelled before landing on the DL with a rotator cuff strain, allowing 12 earned runs over his last eight appearances (15.43 ERA) dating back to June 16. Although he's yet to resume baseball activities, he's still projected to return sometime in August.
Rodriguez (shoulder) was diagnosed with a rotator cuff strain Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rodriguez was put on the 15-day DL on Monday and surgery likely won't be necessary. He will be shut down for a while and re-evaluated in the coming weeks.
Rodriguez (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Rodriguez threw just one pitch in Sunday's game against the Pirates before feeling pain in his shoulder, resulting in the A's quickly pulling him from the contest. The team wasted no time in transferring him to the disabled list earlier in the day Monday, but the MRI should determine the full extent of his injury. For now, Rodriguez has been diagnosed with a right shoulder strain.
Rodriguez (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday.
Rodriguez suffered a shoulder strain during his appearance Sunday against the Pirates, and while he has yet to undergo an MRI, the Athletics determined the reliever was dealing with more than a day-to-day situation. In order to compensate for Rodriguez's absence, the Athletics added Andrew Triggs and Patrick Schuster to help bolster the bullpen depth.
Rodriguez is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder Sunday, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
The reliever has already been diagnosed with a shoulder strain, and the MRI figures to reveal the extent of the damage. He left Sunday's relief appearance after recording just one out. Stiglich acknowledged the possibility of a DL stint for Rodriguez depending on the results of the MRI, so the A's could be making a roster move in the near future if Rodriguez winds up having to miss extended time.
Rodriguez exited Sunday's game with an undisclosed injury, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Rodriguez was able to record one out in the eighth inning of Sunday's game against the Pirates before team trainers came out to check on him. The nature of Rodriguez's injury is unclear at this point, but if he has to miss additional time, it'd be a blow to a shallow Oakland bullpen.
Rodriguez threw a perfect inning with one strikeout on Friday against the Tigers.
Rodriguez continues his excellent season and now has a WHIP under 1.00 to go along with his sparkling 2.10 ERA. He has also managed to strike out more than a batter per inning so far in 2016 and has solidified himself as one of the better set up options in the A's bullpen.
Rodriguez has only allowed one hit after throwing a total of 2.1 innings in two games this May.
29 games into the season, Rodriguez has established himself as one of Oakland's top bullpen options. Among their relievers, he has thrown the most innings (17.1) and has a dominant ERA of 1.04. Despite a mediocre BB/9 of 3.12, Rodriguez's WHIP sits at 0.92. However, it's worth noting that after appearing in 12 games this season, Rodriguez's K/9 is 7.79, which is respectable, but a considerable drop from 2015's end result of 9.97 K/9.
Rodriguez tossed 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of Rich Hill in Monday's loss to the White Sox.
Hill failed to get out of the third inning, but Rodriguez recorded four outs to push his way through the end of the fourth. He'll likely handle a middle-relief role throughout the year in the A's rebuilt bullpen.
Rodriguez agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million deal with the Athletics on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 31-year-old right hander made 56 relief appearances in 2015, posting a 3.84 ERA to go with an impressive 10.0 K/9 rate with the Athletics. In all likelihood, Rodriguez will again serve as a reliable middle reliever for Oakland who can get both right and left-handed batters out, as evidenced by his .217 BA-against by right-handed batters and a .174 against lefties.
The Athletics promoted reliever Fernando Rodriguez from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Chad Smith was designated for assignment.
Rodriguez posted a 2.81 ERA in 10 outings (one start) for Sacramento. He had 18 strikeouts in 16 innings.
Smith struggled in two appearances with Oakland, allowing five runs on five hits and three walks in 1 1/3 innings.
Athletics pitcher Fernando Rodriguez was sent down to the minors Sunday after another wave a cuts. But, manager Bob Melvin thinks Rodriguez could be back up in the majors later on in the season, reports Bay Area News Group.
"There are guys we need to get a read on, give an opportunity to pitch, find more innings for," Melvin said. "The timing was not good with him giving up a couple of hits. But he's an option for us."
The Athletics made another set of roster moves Sunday, re-assigning the following players to their minor league camp: Matt Olson, Joe Wendle, Brad Mills, Ryan Verdugo, Fernando Rodriguez, Kevin Whelan and Carson Blair, according to MLB.com.
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