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.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:11:11 -0800
The Miami Marlins have had internal discussions about the possibility of trading for Tampa Bay Rays SS Sean Rodriguez. The team could use Rodriguez at third base if they traded for him.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:56:55 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (foot) left the game early due to irritation of the plantar fasciitis issue in his foot.
Fantasy Tip: We wouldn't be surprised to see Longoria take some time off to let his foot issue clear up, and a disabled list stint is definitely not out of the question. He'll likely need surgery at some point, but he'll proabably wait until after the season. It'll be a matter of pain tolerance in-season, much like what Albert Pujols is going through. If Longo needs a DL stint, Sean Rodriguez would likely man the hot corner in his stead.
Sat, 02 Mar 2013 10:12:59 -0800
For the first time since 2010, Tampa Bay Rays INF Sean Rodriguez is playing center field Saturday, March 2, against the Baltimore Orioles. In addition to being able to play all four infield positions and center field, manager Joe Maddon could use Rodriguez in left field this year.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:09:57 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Kelly Johnson, 2B Ryan Roberts, SS Sean Rodriguez and 2B Ben Zobrist are each expected to rotate at second base during the season. It's a situation manager Joe Maddon referred to as a "quadtoon."
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:43:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays avoided arbitration with SS Sean Rodriguez by signing him to a one-year, $1 million deal.