Phillies: 24 Departed Players from 2019 Major League Roster
INF Sean Rodriguez (Free Agent)
- Los Angeles Angels (2008-09)
- Tampa Bay Rays (2010-14)
- Pittsburgh Pirates (2015-16, 2017-18)
- Atlanta Braves (2017)
- Philadelphia Phillies (2019)
UPDATE, 2/4: The Miami Marlins signed INF Sean Rodriguez to a minor-league deal.
Infielder Sean Rodriguez‘s first and only season in red pinstripes was not defined by his actions on the field, but rather his words off the field.
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In late August, Rodriguez was criticized for calling Philadelphia fans “entitled” for booing players, including himself, after he hit a walk-off home run:
"“Who is looking bad and feeling entitled when you hear stuff like that? I’m not the one booing. I’m not the one screaming. I’m not the one saying pretty disgusting things at times. That seems pretty entitled."
Rodriguez, 34, has played in 12 seasons, logging 1,099 games and an even 2,900 plate appearances. His best season came in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, when in 140 games he slashed .270/.349/.510 with 16 doubles, 18 home runs and 56 RBI.
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As a Phillie in 2019, Rodriguez slashed just .223/.348/.375 with five doubles, four home runs and 12 RBI in 76 games and 139 plate appearances. He played just about every position: third base, shortstop, left, right and center field, second base, first base, pitcher and designated hitter.