Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-4 loss to the Astros.
It was Rodriguez's eighth home run of the season but just his second since May 14. The 27-year-old cooled off dramatically after a hot start to the season, and he's now hitting .224 following Monday's two-hit effort. Rodriguez will offer infield depth with occasional power the rest of the year.
Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Toledo and is starting at first base and batting sixth Sunday against the Royals.
Rodriguez swung a hot bat for the Tigers from mid-April through mid-May, but then proceeded to hit .140 with 32 strikeouts in 31 games from May 15 to June 30 before being banished to the minors. He will offer infield depth for the big club going forward. JaCoby Jones (wrist fracture) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Toledo following Sunday's game against the Nationals.
Rodriguez struggled to a .218 average over 52 games in the big leagues, resulting in a demotion for the 27-year-old. Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list Monday in a corresponding move.
Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.
Rodriguez didn't get into the game until a pinch-hitting appearance in the seventh inning, and then he got the Tigers closer with his ninth inning home run, giving him seven long balls this season. The 27-year-old has cooled considerably since a strong start to the season, and he's fallen into a reserve infielder role, which severely limits his fantasy utility.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Twins.
Rodriguez came into the game in an 0-for-31 slump, a cold spell that stretched back to May 23. Before then, the 27-year-old was batting .277, but the hitless streak lowered his average all the way down to .212. Rodriguez has also seen a dip in playing time, as the Tigers have turned to the likes of Brandon Dixon and Dawel Lugo more often in the infield.
Rodriguez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Rodriguez sported a hot bat in the first half of May to earn an everyday role in the middle infield, but he's since fallen into a major slump at the plate. He's gone 4-for-47 while striking out 55.1 percent of the time over his past 14 games, resulting in Brandon Dixon eating into his playing time. Rodriguez will be on the bench for the fourth time in five games and could soon be at risk of a demotion to Triple-A Toledo.
Rodriguez is not in Saturday's lineup against the Braves.
With the Tigers playing in Atlanta, they do not have the designated hitter spot available, so Niko Goodrum will shift to shortstop while leading off. Rodriguez is in the midst of an 0-for-22 slump with 14 strikeouts over his last seven games.
Rodriguez is not starting Tuesday against Baltimore.
Rodriguez has gone hitless in his last five contests and is hitting 4-for-41 with 22 strikeouts over his last 11 games. Gordon Beckham will start at shortstop.
Rodriguez is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets.
Rodriguez's last game on the bench came exactly one month prior to Saturday's contest. He's been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers this season, posting an .826 OPS in 30 games. Niko Goodrum starts at shortstop Saturday.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and three total RBI in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Astros.
Rodriguez just keeps on rolling, as he now has six home runs this season to go with a 1.058 OPS through 21 games. The 27-year-old infielder had just five home runs and a .591 OPS across 62 games in 2018, so his results so far this year have certainly been a pleasant surprise.
Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk in Monday's 8-1 loss to the Astros.
Rodriguez, who batted fifth, and seventh-place hitter Josh Harrison combined for four of the team's five hits. In fact, the four hitters ahead of Rodriguez in the lineup went 0-for-14, so the 27-year-old infielder didn't have many opportunities to post counting stats. That said, Rodriguez has done nothing but hit lately, as he's now batting .301 with a 1.008 OPS.
Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a walk and a pair of solo homers in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Rodriguez hit his fourth homer of the season in the second inning against Michael Pineda. He got Pineda again for his fifth of the year in the fourth inning. He's now hitting .323/.368/.742 in 68 plate appearances.
Rodriguez will start at first base and bat fifth Thursday against the Angels, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez will draw his third start of the season at first base with the Tigers deploying Miguel Cabrera at designated hitter in the day game after the night game. Even when Cabrera resumes his usual duties at first base, Rodriguez seems likely to stick in the lineup at one of the two middle-infield spots for the foreseeable future with Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) joining Josh Harrison (shoulder) on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Rodriguez has already capitalized on the opportunity afforded to him by Harrison's absence with five multi-hit performances over his last seven starts.
Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored and four RBI in Wednesday's 10-3 win over the Angels.
Rodriguez continues to impress for the Tigers, as he now has a 1.096 OPS and 12 RBI through 14 games. He hit just .220/.256/.335 in 62 games last year, so it seems safe to say he's playing over his head right now, but fantasy owners should enjoy Rodriguez's production for however long it lasts.
Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Saturday's 15-3 loss to the Royals.
Rodriguez was one of the lone bright spots for the Tigers in this one, connecting for his third home run of the season in the eighth inning. The 27-year-old infielder has been a pleasant surprise in 11 games with Detroit, as he now has a 1.103 OPS, which is nearly double the .591 mark he posted across 62 games last season.
Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and one run scored in Friday's 4-3 win over the Royals.
Rodriguez contributed to the Tigers' three-run first inning with an RBI groundout before extending the team's lead to 4-0 with his run-scoring double in the third frame. The utility infielder has made 10 starts since earning a promotion in mid-April, slashing .324/.366/.676 with a pair of homers, five doubles and a stolen base in those contests.
Rodriguez went 0-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and caught stealing in a 4-1 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
The 27-year-old stole second in the second inning, but then when he tried to do it again in the fifth, he got caught. These were his first two stolen-base attempts of the year. Rodriguez is batting .280 with six extra-base hits, including two home runs, four RBI and six runs in 25 at-bats this season.
Rodriguez went a combined 4-for-8 with a home run, three doubles and three runs scored in a doubleheader Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Rodriguez started at shortstop in both games, and he really popped in the first contest, going 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored as the Tigers won 7-2. The 27-year-old chipped in another double and run scored in the second game, which the Tigers took 4-2. The big day bumped Rodriguez's batting average up to .429 to go along with a 1.367 OPS through a small sample of 14 at-bats.
Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with solo home run, two doubles and two RBI in Detroit's 7-4 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Rodriguez lifted his first homer of the season (off Heath Hembree) to break a 2-2 tie in the sixth inning in the first game of a doubleheader. He also doubled in the fourth and eighth innings. Getting his third start of the season, the 27-year-old made a bid for more playing time by raising his batting average to .500 in just 10 at-bats this season.
Rodriguez will start at second base and bat seventh Sunday against the Twins.
Rodriguez was summoned from the minors to replace the injured Jordy Mercer (quadriceps) on the active roster, but he'll actually enter the lineup in place of Josh Harrison, who is day-to-day with a shoulder issue. Once Harrison is back in action, Rodriguez, Gordon Beckham and Niko Goodrum (illness) will be the primary candidates for starts at shortstop.
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