Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rodriguez was called up as the 26th man for Monday's doubleheader, but rather than send him right back to the minors, Pittsburgh has elected to recall him from Indianapolis. Mitch Keller was optioned in a corresponding move.
Rodriguez was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday for the team's doubleheader against the Reds.
Rodriguez began the season with the big-league club but struggled to a 5.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 19.2 innings. He was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on May 17 and has performed well in limited work, striking out three and allowing one earned run across three innings. He'll serve as the team's 26th man for its doubleheader Monday, so his stay in the majors may be short.
Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez hasn't been able to find the same success he had back in 2018 this year, posting a 5.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP with a 16:9 K:BB over 19.2 frames. He'll head to the minor leagues with the hope of turning things around soon.
Rodriguez is off to a slow start, registering a 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 12.1 relief innings for the Pirates.
He has one save and four holds but has struggled with baserunners and homers -- he's already allowed four -- in April. By comparison, Rodriguez gave up five home runs in 69.1 innings last season. The right-hander, who relies on a deceptive delivery, has seen a jump in contact rate from 71.8 percent in 2018 to 81.5 percent. He's not fooling batters and is in jeopardy of losing out on high-leverage opportunities.
Rodriguez allowed three runs (two earned) without retiring a St. Louis batter Monday. He hit one batter and gave up a two-run homer to Kolten Wong.
The 29-year-old has pitched poorly in both of his outings, allowing home runs to left-handed batters in each game. Rodriguez surrendered one homer in 130 plate appearances to lefties in 2018. The righty registered a surprising 2.47 ERA in 69.1 innings last season but is in jeopardy of becoming labeled as a one-year wonder without a quick rebound.
Rodriguez pitched a scoreless first inning against the Astros on Monday, striking out one batter.
He's allowed just one run in 7.1 innings, crafting a 9:1 K:BB this spring. The 29-year-old is expected to serve as a bridge to the late-inning relievers, but he could see his own role bumped up a notch if Kyle Crick continues to struggle. Even so, Rodriguez won't likely receive many save opportunities, but he might see an increase in holds. The right-hander registered 15 holds in 2018, though he didn't record his first hold until early June.
Rodriguez allowed two earned runs on three hits in two innings against Minnesota on Tuesday.
The righty served up a two-run homer to Miguel Sano following a bloop double from Eddie Rosario. Rodriguez has now given up eight earned runs in his last 10.1 innings covering nine games. He's also walked five batters over the span after issuing only eight free passes in his first 39.1 innings. Rodriguez has become a risky commodity in recent weeks.
Rodriguez (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.
Rodriguez needed just a brief stay on the disabled list to get over the bout of shoulder inflammation that sidelined him earlier in June. The 28-year-old should quickly work back into a high-leverage relief role thanks to the 2.38 ERA and 33:3 K:BB he posted across 22.2 innings prior to landing on the shelf. Dovydas Neverauskas was sent to the minors to free up a roster spot for Rodriguez.
Rodriguez (shoulder) threw a simulated game Saturday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rodriguez has been out since June 8 with right shoulder inflammation, though the simulated game suggests he's making progress and nearing a return. Prior to the injury, the 28-year-old tossed 22.2 innings with a 2.38 ERA, striking out an excellent 36.3 percent of batters while walking just 3.3 percent.
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day disabled list Friday with right shoulder inflammation, Elizabeth Bloom of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Rodriguez started the season with 31 strikeouts and only three runs allowed over his first 16 appearances (19.1 innings), but has given up three runs over his past six outings (3.1 innings). The 28-year-old has a 2.38 ERA and 1.15 WHIP and will be eligible to come off the disabled list June 17, since the move is retroactive to Thursday.
Rodriguez, who has allowed three earned runs in his last 1.2 innings, has failed to take advantage of an expanded bullpen role.
On Saturday he surrendered a walk-off homer to the only batter he faced. The righty then entered Sunday's game with his team trailing by five runs in a much lower-leveraged situation. Closer Felipe Vazquez has struggled mightily in the last couple weeks, but Rodriguez has seen his own standing drop. General manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that the bullpen will likely go with the hot hand in setup roles, meaning Rodriguez conceivably could get another shot -- but only if he shows signs of improvement.
Rodriguez has compiled a 1.47 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 30:3 K:BB in 18.1 innings for the Pirates.
Two of his three walks have been of the intentional variety and the third one was to Joey Votto. Rodriguez continues to improve his lot in Pittsburgh's bullpen but ranks behind Felipe Vazquez and Michael Feliz for high-leverage situations. Should an injury occur, however, he would likely find his role expanded.
Rodriguez struck out six batters in two scoreless innings Sunday. He allowed one hit and no walks in a 9-0 shutout over Milwaukee.
The 28-year-old struggled with a small opportunity in Baltimore last year. He allowed nine earned runs in five games covering 5.2 inning. However, he has compiled sub-3.00 ERAs in each of his last four minor-league seasons. The righty hasn't given up a run for Pittsburgh in seven of eight outings, registering a 0.79 ERA and 0.97 WHIP in 11.1 innings -- including a whopping 21 strikeouts. He could move into high-leverage situations behind Felipe Vazquez and Michael Feliz if eighth-inning man George Kontos continues to pitch poorly.
Rodriguez was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.
Rodriguez's contract was purchased by the club and he will be added to the 40-man roster prior to Friday's game in Miami. In a corresponding move, the Pirates also recalled Kyle Crick and optioned Clay Holmes and Josh Smoker to Indianapolis. Rodriguez has appeared in two games at the Triple-A level thus far in 2018, tossing four scoreless innings with nine strikeouts out of the bullpen.
The Pirates reassigned Rodriguez to their minor-league camp Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez, who reached the majors for the first time in his career last season with the Orioles, allowed three runs and struck out nine batters over 7.1 innings in Grapefruit League play. He'll likely slot in as organizational relief depth at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Pirates on Thursday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez appeared in five games for the Orioles this past year, allowing nine earned runs in just 5.2 relief innings. He spent a majority of the season with Triple-A Norfolk and faired much better by comparison, sporting a 2.42 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 80:18 K:BB over 70.2 innings. He will serve as organizational depth for the club moving forward, but is likely to begin 2018 in the minors yet again.
Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Rodriguez was designated for assignment earlier Sunday to make room for Tanner Scott on the 40-man roster. If Rodriguez finds himself back with the big club this season, he'll likely be used in low-leverage situations, as he's allowed nine runs over just 5.2 innings this season.
Rodriguez was designated for assignment Sunday.
Since being called up to the majors at the beginning of September, Rodriguez pitched 5.2 innings over five games. He was a liability on the mound, as he allowed nine runs on three walks and 12 hits, four of which were home runs. In a corresponding move, Baltimore purchased Tanner Scott's contract from Double-A Bowie.
Rodriguez's contract was selected from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.
This will be the big-league debut for the 27-year-old minor-league journeyman. He notched a 2.42 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 80 strikeouts in 70.1 innings at Triple-A, so the promotion was warranted. Look for him to be used in low-leverage spots over the final month.
Rodriguez was assigned to minor league camp Tuesday, Rich Dubroff of Press Box Online reports.
Rodriguez will likely head to Triple-A Norfolk and provide organizational depth for the upcoming season. At 27 years old, he's yet to play above the Triple-A level, although he's performed well there in the past. During his 2016 season (which was also spent with Norfolk) he pieced together a 2.53 ERA and 1.10 WHIP over 48 games (81.2 innings).
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