PITTSBURGH– A versatile utility man has been designated for assignment by the Pirates.
The team announced that IF/OF Sean Rodriguez was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
Rodriguez, 33, was unable to get it going this season, and has struggled since returning from injuries suffered in a serious car accident in 2017.
Overall, he was hitting .167 with 5 HR’s and 19 RBI’s in 66 games for the team in 2018.
Veteran IF Jordy Mercer will take Rodriguez’s roster spot upon returning from the Disabled List.