Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Tuesday.
The 35-year-old was designated for assignment by the Marlins over the weekend and will remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Rodriguez appeared in four games and went 2-for-13 with six strikeouts.
Rodriguez was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Sunday.
The veteran utility man was activated from the injured list Tuesday, but he won't end up spending much time with the team. Rodriguez went 2-for-13 with six strikeouts in his four apperances.
Rodriguez (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list Tuesday.
He missed over a month on the injured list for an undisclosed reason, but Rodriguez will now take the spot of Isan Diaz (groin strain) going forward. Look for him to be used as a utility option off the bench over the final two weeks of the season.
Rodriguez was placed on the 10-day injured list for an undisclosed reason Tuesday, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Marlins didn't provide a reason for Tuesday's move, and if his absence is related to the team's COVID-19 outbreak, the team wouldn't legally be allowed to say so without Rodriguez's permission. The 35-year-old hadn't appeared in any of the Marlins' first three games this season, and it's unclear when he'll return to the field. Rodriguez hit .223/.348/.375 with 24 runs, 12 RBI and 41 strikeouts over 76 appearances with the Phillies last year.
Rodriguez's contract was selected by the Marlins on Friday.
Rodriguez was assigned to Miami's alternate camp Thursday but will be part of the Opening Day roster after all in place of Jorge Alfaro, who was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons in a corresponding move. Rodriguez's defensive versatility is his greatest asset, as he appeared everywhere except catcher in limited action for the Phillies last season, but he doesn't do a ton with his bat. He's a lifetime .226/.302/.380 hitter who's produced an above-average batting line in just one of his 12 big-league seasons.
Rodriguez was reassigned to Miami's alternative camp site Thursday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez played every position except catcher for the Phillies in 2019, so he'll provide organizational depth across the board for Miami in 2020. He hit .223 with four homers in 139 plate appearances last season.
Rodriguez, who was released by the Marlins over the weekend, will re-sign with the club and is set to be included in the team's 60-man roster pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Miami's roster pool currently sits at 57 members, but the team has since filled two of the remaining three spots with the additions of reliever Nick Vincent and Rodriguez, who both likely have agreements in place on minor-league deals. Before spring training was suspended in mid-March, Rodriguez was already a candidate to break camp with the club as a member of the 26-man Opening Day roster, and the expanded roster size coupled with his ability to play all over the infield and outfield should only bolster his chances of sticking around with Miami for the duration of 2020.
Rodriguez signed a minor-league contract with the Marlins on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
The 34-year-old played every position except catcher for the Phillies last season. That flexibility should help his chances of winning a bench spot, though he's unlikely to earn a major role due to his weak .226/.302/.380 career slash line.
Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walkoff solo homer in Monday's win over the Pirates.
The journeyman defeated his former team with a homer to lead off the 11th inning against Michael Feliz, sending the Phillies home victorius. Rodriguez's versatility has kept him around as a veteran bench option, but his .214/.316/.393 slash line on the season (his best performance in three years) doesn't suggest he'd be a particularly appealing fantasy option should injuries open up more at-bats down the stretch.
Rodriguez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Marlins.
Rodriguez has started only once in the Phillies' last 11 games and shouldn't see his opportunities pick up anytime soon with the team leaning heavily on its regulars while earning a wild-card spot remains realistic. The veteran's lack of steady playing time lately has probably hurt him when he's summoned for pinch-hitting chances, as he's gone just 1-for-18 at the dish in August.
Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two additional runs Saturday in the Phillies' 15-7 loss to the Braves.
After being activated from the 10-day injured list Wednesday, Rodriguez was on the bench for his first two games back with the Phillies before entering the lineup in left field Saturday. He came through with a big performance in the blowout loss, but it's unlikely to result in the veteran seeing increased opportunities. Manager Gabe Kapler seems fairly committed to rolling out Bryce Harper, Scott Kingery and Adam Haseley as the team's everyday outfield.
The Phillies reinstated Rodriguez (abdomen) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Rodriguez had been sidelined for just under three weeks with the abdominal strain but proved his health by resuming baseball activities in recent days without any setbacks. He'll assume the active roster spot of fellow utility man Brad Miller, who landed on the IL with a hip flexor strain.
Rodriguez landed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a right abdominal strain.
Rodriguez has met expectations as a replacement-level bench player for the Phillies this season, posting a playable .224/.324/.379 slash line while starting at five different positions. The transaction was made retroactive to Wednesday, so Rodriguez could be back as soon as next Saturday if healthy. Adam Haseley was recalled in a corresponding move.
Rodriguez came on as a pinch hitter and hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in Thursday's loss to the Braves.
Rodriguez was called upon to pinch hit in the sixth inning and delivered a 414-foot blast to center field. It was his first home run since April 25 -- a span of 50 at-bats. Functioning primarily as a pinch hitter, Rodriguez is slashing .214/.318/.375 in 56 at-bats this season.
Rodriguez will start in left field and bat sixth in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Nationals, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The utility man will enter the starting nine in place of Jay Bruce, who is still tending to the strained left hamstring he sustained over the weekend. The Phillies continue to view Bruce's injury as more of a day-to-day concern, so Rodriguez doesn't look to be in line for a full-time role.
Rodriguez will start at third base and bat eighth Thursday against the Cubs.
Rodriguez will enter the lineup for just the third time in May with everyday third baseman Maikel Franco receiving a rare day off. Though Rodriguez's ability to play multiple spots in the infield and outfield makes him a quality bench piece, Scott Kingery and Phil Gosselin offer similar versatility. Kingery would likely be first in line to ascend to a full-time role if any of the Phillies' everyday players should miss time due to an injury.
Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Thursday against the Marlins.
Rodriguez earned his second consecutive start at shortstop with both Scott Kingery (hamstring) and Jean Segura (hamstring) still out. He took advantage by taking southpaw Caleb Smith deep for his first home run of the season. Segura is on track to return Saturday against the Marlins, meaning regular playing time will be short-lived for Rodriguez.
Rodriguez's contract was selected by the Phillies on Wednesday, and he'll head straight into the starting lineup against the Mets.
Rodriguez failed to make the Phillies on a minor-league deal out of camp and was passed over for Phil Gosselin and Mitch Walding as the first two infielders called up this season. He's up to replace Walding now and will give the Phillies another player (along with Gosselin) able to handle shortstop until Jean Segura and Scott Kingery return from their hamstring injuries. Neither player is expected to miss too much time, so Rodriguez's stay on the roster may be a short one.
Rodriguez pinch hit in Monday's game against the Tigers despite a meniscus tear, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
The injury is reportedly insignificant enough that he can play through the pain. The veteran is battling for a bench spot as a non-roster invitee, so he'll need every at-bat he can get if he's to claim a place on the team.
Rodriguez tore his meniscus Tuesday and could require surgery, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The Phillies will make the call on surgery after a few days once the swelling has gone down. Rodriguez had been hoping to win a utility spot on the team's bench this spring, but he'll now likely miss out on the opportunity to prove himself even if surgery doesn't end up being required.
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