Rodriguez was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Friday.
The 24-year-old missed all of 2020 with a right biceps strain and will open 2021 at the Double-A level. Rodriguez last pitched in 2019 and posted a 3.45 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 65:17 K:BB over 47 innings at High-A.
Rodriguez (biceps) is listed among the available relievers for Wednesday's spring game against the Giants, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Rodriguez suffered a right biceps strain in March 2020 that forced him to miss all of last season, but he's now healthy and could make his spring debut Wednesday. The right-hander could contend for a major-league bullpen spot after posting a 3.45 ERA and 65:17 K:BB over 47 innings with High-A Myrtle Beach in 2019.
The Cubs placed Rodriguez (biceps) on the 45-day injured list Friday.
The transaction appears to be procedural, as Rodriguez was previously optioned to Double-A Tennessee back in spring training after he sustained a right biceps strain March 1. The Cubs haven't relayed where exactly Rodriguez stands in his recovery from the injury months later, but provided he doesn't need any offseason procedures, he should report to spring training in 2021 at full strength.
Rodriguez (biceps) was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Friday.
Rodriguez is out indefinitely with a Grade 2 right biceps strain, but he was never a candidate for the big-league roster, as he's yet to play above High-A. As he has no big-league experience, the Cubs are allowed to option him now rather than placing him on the major-league injured list. It looks likely that he'll open the season on the injured list in the minors, however.
Rodriguez is out indefinitely after he was diagnosed with a Grade 2 right biceps strain following an MRI earlier this week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
The Cubs are still mapping out a rehab schedule for the hard-throwing righty, but given the nature of the injury, he appears likely to open the 2020 campaign on the minor-league injured list. Rodriguez is expected to be assigned to Double-A Tennessee at the conclusion of spring training.
Rodriguez will undergo an MRI on his right biceps, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rodriguez left his outing Sunday against Seattle with what was originally called right biceps discomfort. The Cubs are evidently fairly concerned with the injury, which makes sense, as biceps issues are sometimes the precursor to a lengthy absence. Rodriguez's timeline should become clear once the results of his MRI are known.
Rodriguez left Sunday's game against the Mariners with right biceps discomfort, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
The 23-year-old sailed a fastball against the third hitter he faced during the sixth inning Sunday before alerting the dugout of an issue with his right arm. Rodriguez has been scheduled to receive further evaluation Monday.
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|2015||AAA-Leones de Yucatan||49.0||50||0||0||4||0||0||45||20||38||1.84||1.184|
|2016||AAA-Leones de Yucatan||16.0||19||0||0||1||0||0||15||13||13||5.06||1.625|
|2017||AFX-South Bend Cubs||6.2||4||0||0||0||0||2||5||5||8||5.81||2.097|
|2018||AFX-South Bend Cubs||40.1||32||0||0||3||5||3||64||36||52||7.63||2.195|
|2019||AFA-Myrtle Beach Pelican||47.0||35||0||0||1||3||2||65||17||43||3.45||1.277|