SEAN RODRIGUEZ NEWS

Offense works, too

It’s kind of weird to see the Pirates win a slugfest game like that one, but hey, whatever works, right? I suppose A.J. Burnett has earned a couple of wins like this, where the offense carries him through a sub-par outing, and that was certainly the case here. Hard throwing Yordano Ventura was probably a pretty good matchup for the fastball-loving Bucs, and they attacked early...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates trot out truly horrendous lineup to face the Royals

I fully accept that the Pirates are currently wedged between a rock and a hard place and haven’t had time to properly respond to Jordy Mercer’s injury, but the lineup that it’s left them with tonight is horrendous, with Travis Ishikawa at first and Sean Rodriguez at third. I will continue to hope that this is a temporary situation. Yordano Ventura starts for the Royals tonight...
Via WHYGAVS?
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Game in PNC Park History(?)

I feel pretty comfortable saying that at this point. Go ahead an add the “regular season” caveat if you want – that’s fine. But when you add up the implications, the energy in the ballpark, the crazy amount of ridiculous things that happened, and the epic finish….it does not get any better (for July). Like, I mean, c’mon. A.J. Burnett hit a freaking home run!  That happened...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates “honor” worker who was eaten by tarp monster

During last night’s Pirates and Padres game in Pittsburgh, the PNC Park grounds crew was called onto the field to lay out the tarp over the infield dirt after a rain delay was called. The rain quickly turned into a storm and wind was whipping the giant tarp all over the place. Unfortunately for one worker, he got caught up inside the tarp and was swallowed whole into the belly...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres lose fourth straight, 3-2 to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have gone 7-13 since Pat Murphy took over for the fired Bud Black. Still, the interim manager remains optimistic. Gregory Polanco helped free a grounds crew member trapped underneath a billowing tarp, then hit a go-ahead triple that sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Padres 3-2 Tuesday night. San Diego lost its fourth straight game and was...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates players help PNC Park ground crew put down tarp during storm (VIDEO)

A storm made its way through PNC Park in the top of the third inning of the Padres-Pirates game Tuesday night, forcing the grounds crew to bring the tarp onto the field. The winds from the storm were so strong that the grounds crew lost control of the tarp and it even swallowed up one grounds crew member as it started to blow away. At first, Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez...
Via The Other Paper
24 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Andrew McCutchen, teammates help Pirates grounds crew after man gets stuck under tarp

mlb.com The storm came fast for the Pirates grounds crew in Pittsburgh Tuesday night. So fast, their grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp down safe and sound.  One grounds crew member got caught under the tarp and needed Andrew McCutchen and Sean Rodriguez to help pull him out of tarpville. It was a clutch assist from the All-World outfielder.  And while it probably wasn’t something...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 63: Pirates 11 White Sox 0

You know, all things considered, I think I like 11-0 in nine innings much better than I like 1-0 in 11 innings. OK, let’s put more of a straight face on. This is (at least) the second year in a row in which the Pirates have faced an inordinate amount of right-handed pitchers early in the season, which has the odd effect of making the Pirates seem like they’re awful at hitting...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez makes incredible diving catch on warning track

Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Sean Rodriguez, getting the start in right field, made an incredible diving catch on the warning track during the fifth inning of Sunday’s Phillies-Pirates game, robbing Freddy Galvis of extra bases. Rodriguez isn’t an outfielder by nature. Today marked just his sixth start in the outfield for the Pirates this year, and the 63rd for his career...
Via The Outside Corner
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez makes incredible diving catch on warning track

Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Sean Rodriguez, getting the start in right field, made an incredible diving catch on the warning track during the fifth inning of Sunday’s Phillies-Pirates game, robbing Freddy Galvis of extra bases. Rodriguez isn’t an outfielder by nature. Today marked just his sixth start in the outfield for the Pirates this year, and the 63rd for his career...
Via Bloguin Best
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Rodriguez does it all for Pirates

The nine starters are certainly important, but often it's a team's bench and depth that proves to be the difference. Not all nine starters can play all 162 games so a team's success can sometimes rely upon those called upon to fill in the gaps. and if that's the situation the Pirates find themselves in this season then they're in good shape. Sean Rodriguez has played in 26 games...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Pirates: Meet the new guys

With the season under way, you don’t need a breakdown of the entire Pirates’ roster – you know who the main guys are, and most of the significant pieces have not changed. But if you haven’t followed the offseason and/or spring training all that closely, I’ll introduce you to the new Bucs that you may not know much about. Arquimedes Caminero Caminero was probably the most...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Backup plans

Last year, the Pirates started the season with Pedro Alvarez at third base, Travis Ishikawa at first base, Wandy Rodriguez and Charlie Morton in the rotation, Jason Grilli in the bullpen, and a right field slot reserved for Gregory Polanco. By the end of the season, Polanco was the only one of those players even still on the active roster, and the Pirates made the playoffs anyway...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez < 500

There is a chicken-or-the-egg game to be played with Sean Rodriguez and Jung Ho Kang right now that goes a little something like this: Would the Pirates have traded a decentish prospect like Buddy Borden for a player that had been designated for assignment like Sean Rodriguez if they knew that they were only a few weeks away from winning the Jung Ho Kang bidding? The answer, I think...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays sign 3 to minor league deals, complete trade

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have signed catcher Bobby Wilson, outfielder Corey Brown and utilityman Eugenio Velez, and also acquired minor league pitcher Buddy Borden as the player to be named in a trade this month that sent Sean Rodriguez to Pittsburgh. Wilson, Brown and Velez signed minor league contracts Friday. Borden completes a deal the Rays made with the...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates send Buddy Borden to Tampa Bay to complete Sean Rodriguez trade

#Rays complete S-Rod trade by getting RHP Buddy Borden from #Pirates — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) December 12, 2014 I will admit to knowing almost nothing about Buddy Borden, other than that he was a 2013 draft pick of the Pirates. Borden was, in fact, the Pirates seventh round pick out of UNLV in 2013, and so the first thing that I noticed about him is that even though he...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Sean Rodriguez, etc

- The Pirates made a move on Monday, and while it may not be a terribly exciting one, at least it involves an actual major league player that has a decent chance at helping them in 2015: The #Pirates have acquired INF Sean Rodriguez from the #Rays in exchange for a player to be named and cash considerations. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) December 1, 2014 The best way to describe...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for cash considerations and a player to be named later. Rodriguez, 29, was designated for assignment by the Rays last week. He hit .211 in 237 at-bats and set career bests with 12 home runs and 41 RBIs. To make room for Rodriguez on their 40-man roster, the Pirates designated first...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trade utilityman Sean Rodriguez to Pirates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have traded utilityman Sean Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named and cash. Rodriguez played every position except pitcher and catcher for the Rays during the past five seasons. He has a .225 career average and appeared in 96 games this year, batting .211 with 12 homers and 41 RBIs. Tampa Bay designated the 29-year...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh acquires Sean Rodriguez from Tampa Bay

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired utility infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays, according to the Pirates Twitter page. In a corresponding move, Gaby Sanchez has been designated for assignment to make room for Rodriguez on the 40-man roster. #479548923 / gettyimages.com The #Pirates have acquired INF Sean Rodriguez from the #Rays in exchange for a...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired utility man Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays for a Player to Be Named Later and cash, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Pirates also designated Gaby Sanchez for assignment in order to make room for the newly acquired Rodriguez. #Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez from #Rays for PTBNL and cash. Designate Gaby Sanchez...
Via Baseball Essential
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire Sean Rodriguez from Rays, DFA Gaby Sanchez

As I was getting ready for bed last night, it occurred to me that I hadn’t written about the Pirates in over a week and that I needed to put something together since we’re headed into the heart of Hot Stove season now that Thanksgiving is over and Christmas is still more than three weeks away. This morning the Pirates have provided me with a topic: Marc Topkin at the Tampa Bay...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays trade utility man Sean Rodriguez to Pirates

The Tampa Bay Rays traded utility man Sean Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash and a player to be named later Monday. Rodriguez, 29, hit a combined .228 with 40 home runs, 172 RBI and 32 stolen bases in the past five seasons, all with the Rays. He made appearances at all four infield positions and all three outfield slots. He was designated for assignment last Wednesday.
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot Stove: Mariners Sign Nelson Cruz, Pirates Acquire Sean Rodriguez

According to a report from the Dominican Republic the Seattle Mariners have agreed to a four-year deal with Nelson Cruz worth $57 million dollars. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN confirmed the report and added that the deal is still pending a physical. Cruz, 34, led the majors with 40 home runs this year while driving in 108 runs, slugging .525 and posting a 140 OPS+. Also, the Pittsburgh...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays sign reliever Ernesto Frieri, designate Sean Rodriguez

The Tampa Bay Rays signed reliever Ernesto Frieri on Wednesday and designated utility man Sean Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster. Frieri, 29, was a free agent who went 1-4 with a 7.34 ERA and 48 strikeouts over 48 appearances between the Los Angeles Angels and Pittsburgh Pirates last season. The right-hander also spent time with the San Diego Padres (2009...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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