Rodriguez (1-1) earned the win Tuesday against the Twins after pitching a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.
Rodriguez pitched the bottom of the ninth shortly after the Rangers rallied from a 1-3 deficit in the top of the same inning, and he looked dominant. The 29-year-old left-hander tossed 10 of his 12 pitches. He's now posted six straight scoreless appearances (six innings) with an 8:1 K:BB in that span.
Rodriguez allowed a hit and two walks while striking out one over a scoreless eighth inning in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Red Sox.
Rodriguez pitched into and out of trouble, retiring Xander Bogaerts with the bases loaded to preserve the Rangers' lead. It was the fourth hold for Rodriguez, who has authored five straight scoreless outings and taken control of the setup role since coming off the injured list two weeks ago.
Rodriguez struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning to earn his first hold in Monday's 6-4 win over the Angels.
Rodriguez entered to start the eighth inning and retired the side in order, including inning-opening strikeouts of Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. Closer Ian Kennedy dusted off the Halos in the ninth for his fourth save of the season. The left-handed Rodriguez was recently activated off the injured list and has pitched in the eighth inning in both his appearances thus far. The Rangers are getting by with Kennedy as their closer, but Rodriguez is on hand in case the 36-year-old right-hander falters or manager Chris Woodward wants a southpaw in the ninth inning.
Rodriguez allowed two earned runs on three hits while recording only two outs in the eighth inning in Saturday's loss to the Orioles. He struck out one batter.
Rodriguez made his season debut after being activated from the 10-day injured list Friday. The 29-year-old was unable to get comfortable, allowing the first three batters faced to reach base. Last year, Rodriguez recorded a 2.13 ERA with 17 strikeouts over 12.2 innings.
Rodriguez (ankle) was activated from the 10-day injured list Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Rodriguez was limited during spring training by a sprained ankle that forced him to miss the start of the regular season, but he'll now be available to make his 2021 debut. The southpaw could be in the mix for save chances along with Ian Kennedy.
Rodriguez (ankle) was expected to join the Rangers at their alternate site Sunday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Rodriguez, who got a late start to spring training due to the ankle injury, will complete the COVID-19 intake process before competing in exhibition games. He may be able to return to Texas by the end of the week.
Rodriguez (ankle) landed on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Rodriguez is expected to miss roughly the first two weeks of the season while he works his way back from an ankle sprain. Once healthy, he could potentially push for save opportunities in a ninth inning that appears to be wide open following Jose Leclerc's Tommy John surgery.
Rodriguez (ankle) threw batting practice Monday, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez continues to progress from a sprained ankle. He's setting a target date to return about two weeks into the season. He could emerge as part of the team's end-game strategy along with Ian Kennedy and Matt Bush.
Rangers general manager Chris Young said that Rodriguez (ankle) will open the season on the injured list, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Rodriguez is believed to be progressing well from the sprained ankle that limited him early in spring training, but because he has yet to pitch in a Cactus League game with the start of regular season just 10 days away, the Rangers aren't counting on him to be an option for Opening Day. Young noted that Rodriguez will likely be in store for an abbreviated absence to begin the season, so he could be ready for activation from the IL in the minimum 10 days.
The Rangers announced Tuesday that Rodriguez (ankle) is on track to resume throwing off a mound later this week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Rodriguez will likely have to complete multiple bullpen sessions before he's cleared to face hitters again, but if he avoids any further setbacks this spring in his recovery from the ankle sprain, he should be able to avoid the injured list and win a spot in the Rangers' Opening Day bullpen. After a one-year stint in Japan, Rodriguez signed with Texas last winter and was effective over his 12 appearances during the abbreviated 2020 campaign, submitting a 2.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 12.2 innings. If healthy, the lefty should be in the mix for a key setup role with the Rangers this season.
Rodriguez is limited to begin spring training due to a sprained ankle, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
It's not clear when Rodriguez suffered his sprained ankle, but he's slightly behind schedule to begin spring training as a result. The southpaw returned to the majors in 2020 and posted a 2.13 ERA and 1.03 WHIP over 12.2 innings with the Rangers. Weaver separately reports Rodriguez will be a late arrival to camp due to minor visa issues.
Rodriguez (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday and will miss the rest of the season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The lefty strained his hamstring Saturday, and it's serious enough to end his campaign. Rodriguez finishes with a 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 17:5 K:BB and three holds in 12 appearances -- an impressive return stateside after a couple seasons pitching in Japan. Rodriguez is under contract with Texas through next year, with a team option for 2022.
Rodriguez left Saturday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring strain.
Rodriguez kept the opponent off the scoreboard for the 10th time in 12 appearances this season, but he also saw his outing cut short by his injury. He will undergo more tests Sunday to determine how long he will be sidelined.
Rodriguez (lat) was activated off the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
The left-hander has been sidelined since late June with the left lat strain, but he'll join the Rangers with three games left in Oakland. Rodriguez may be eased into high-leverage chances early on, but if he looks good he could see some save opportunities with Jose Leclerc (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list.
Rodriguez (lat) tossed a live batting practice session Sunday and could be activated for Tuesday's series opener against Oakland, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez is traveling with the Rangers on the current road trip and could join the team immediately. The left-hander could be added to the committee of relievers that will pick up save chances with closer Jose Leclerc (shoulder) on the 45-day injured list. Before dropping him into high-leverage spots, the Rangers would probably want to give him a few soft appearances.
Rodriguez (lat) could be activated during the Rangers' upcoming road trip, which begins Friday and ends Aug. 6, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Rodriguez threw live BP earlier in the week and is traveling with the team, so he appears close to a return. Since the lefty was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 20, he'll be eligible to return as soon as this weekend. Once active, he figures to assume a spot near the back of Texas' bullpen, where saves are up for grabs with Jose Leclerc (shoulder) moving to the 45-day IL.
Rodriguez (lat) threw a live batting practice session Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to July 20, so he is eligible to return as soon as this weekend. He's expected to be a setup man when he eventually returns.
The Rangers placed Rodriguez (lat) on the 10-day injured list Thursday.
The left lat strain prevented Rodriguez from cracking the 30-man Opening Day roster, but since he's already been working his way through a throwing program, a lengthy absence doesn't look to be in the cards. Rodriguez's placement on the IL was retroactive to July 20, so he'll be eligible for activation ahead of this weekend's series in San Francisco.
Rodriguez (lat) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Rodriguez's rehab is moving ahead better than anticipated, but he's still not going to make the Opening Day roster. Once healthy, Rodriguez will be one of the lefty setup men for closer Jose Leclerc.
Rodriguez (lat) threw off a mound Wednesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
This marks the first time Rodriguez has thrown since straining the muscle. The left-hander, who was slated to fill a significant bullpen role, will miss the start of the regular season.
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