Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:16:51 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang, who hit .356 with 40 home runs in the Korean League last year, has "zero chance" of starting in the minors, according to general manager Neal Huntington. He'll be battling SSs Jordy Mercer and Sean Rodriguez for playing time, and Mercer has been serviceable and underrated defensively. Kang could, however, force Mercer into a utility role if he tears it up this spring.
Fantasy Tip: Kang's power is extremely intriguing at a position that lacks it. However, it'll be a mystery how that power translates to the major league level until games begin. If Kang has a good spring and cements a starting job, he'll definitely be worth a flier in the later rounds for his power hack.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 12:16:34 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with INF Sean Rodriguez by agreeing with him on a one-year contract worth $1.9 million.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 07:20:58 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 2B/SS Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named and cash Monday, Dec. 1.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:26:11 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays signed free-agent RP Ernesto Frieri (Pirates) to a one-year, $800,000 deal Wednesday, Nov. 26. In a corresponding move, the team designated 2B Sean Rodriguez for assignment. Frieri can make a total of $3.15 million with incentives.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:18:47 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays INF Sean Rodriguez is away from the team because of a death in his family.
Thu, 15 May 2014 15:15:13 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays placed 2B Ben Zobrist (thumb) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 15, and recalled INF Cole Figueroa from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Zobrist dislocated his thumb sliding headfirst into second base yesterday and will need several weeks to heal. Sean Rodriguez is the likely candidate to take over most of the playing time at the keystone in Zobrist's absence, with Logan Forsythe mixing in occasionally. Figueroa will serve as middle infield insurance. Grab Rodriguez in AL-only or cavernous mixed leagues if you need MI help.
Wed, 14 May 2014 16:44:37 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist (thumb) will be evaluated Thursday, May 15, when it will be determined if he'll need to go on the disabled list. He might need two weeks before his thumb is fully healed.
Fantasy Tip: There seems to be a pretty good chance that Zobrist will land on the DL so that he'll have sufficient time to heal. Sean Rodriguez and Logan Forsythe will likely split duties at second base with Zobrist sidelined. Rodriguez should be your first target in deep mixed and AL-only leagues if you're looking for middle infield help.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:35:26 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned 2B Vincent Belnome to Triple-A Durham. INF Sean Rodriguez is returning from the paternity list Friday, April 4.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:05:42 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Sean Rodriguez on the paternity list Thursday, April 3, and recalled 2B Vincent Belnome from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move.
Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:23:41 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays agreed to terms with SS Sean Rodriguez on a one-year, $1.475 million contract that also includes incentives for 300 plate appearances.