Latest Update Pirates tendered the recently-acquired Rodriguez a contract offer Wed Dec, 03, 05:55 PM
Can play pretty much any position on the field capably, and is especially good in the infield. Has power and a knack for driving in runs. Can also run a little.
Flaws: : Strikes out too much and could stand to be more patient at the plate. While good with the glove, he really has no one position to call his own.
The Pirates traded a player to be named later and cash for Rodriguez on Monday and tendered him a contract on Tuesday. He's had success hitting left-handed pitching in the past and will fill a utility role for Pittsburgh.Analyst: David Kerr
Rodriguez has never been a player of any quality with the bat so it is no surprise that the Rays let him go. His fantasy value is virtually zero so pay no mind to this move.Analyst: Dom Murtha
Rodriguez's .211 average isn't pretty, but the 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 96 games isn't terrible. He is a utility man for the Rays and doesn't have a large role cut out in the offense until someone gets hurt. While an average 2014 for Rodriguez, stay away from drafting him in 2015, but pay attention to him on the waiver wire in case a Rays infielder gets injured.Analyst: Colby Conway
Rodriguez, manager Joe Maddon's favorite super-sub, was just 2-for-16 over his previous six games and struggling to keep his batting average over .230. Even when he's getting regular playing time he's a tough guy to use as that regular playing time still sees him getting a game or two off each week anyway. He's always had some decent power potential, but there's just not enough consistency.Analyst: Howard Bender