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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||244.00||8.00||.221||32.00||29.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami||0||0||0|| ---|| ---|| ---|
|vs Simon (Career)||9||4||0|| .667||.444||.444|
|vs RHP||29||11||1|| .379|| .483|| .379|
|Last 10 Games|
Pirates' Sean Rodriguez to make third start at first base
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(10:58 am ET) The Pirates will start Sean Rodriguez at first base for the third time this season when they face the Marlins on Wednesday.
Rodriguez is hitting .264/.278/.396 with two home runs and four RBI in 53 at-bats this season. He will bat seventh in the lineup.
Pedro Alvarez, Neil Walker out of Pirates' lineup
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) First baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker are both out of the Pirates' Sunday lineup.
Alvarez is replaced by Sean Rodriguez, who gets his second start of the year at first base. Rodriguez will hit sixth.
Walker's absence requires shifts at all other infield positions. Josh Harrison moves over from third place to replace Walker at second. Jung Ho Kang moves to third from shortstop, and Jordy Mercer returns to the lineup at short, for just the second time in eight games.
Pirates' Sean Rodriguez impressing coaching staff early on
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) Pirates utility man Sean Rodriguez has been able to do some things at the plate early on this season. Rodriguez is hitting .382 in 34 at-bats so far this season, drawing the attention of manager Clint Hurdle, according to MLB.com.
"He has a lot of qualities that Russell Martin had," said Hurdle. "The character, plays with an edge. An experienced guy sharing information. His in-game interaction in the dugout has been good."
Hurdle also likes what he brings to the table defensively.
"He's been a very good addition. There's a lot to like about him," Hurdle said. "The defensive versatility. The swing has played well. The determined focus. The interaction with players."
Pirates' Gregory Polanco and Pedro Alvarez not starting Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/13/15) With a left-hander on the mound Wednesday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has juggled his lineup for the matchup against the Phillies.
Left-handed batters Gregory Polanco and Pedro Alvarez are out of the lineup, while Corey Hart covers right field and Sean Rodriguez handles first base. Josh Harrison will move up to the leadoff spot in the order.
Second baseman Neil Walker is sliding down to the seventh spot in the lineup. This is the first time all season he has hit lower than sixth in the order.
Gregory Polanco out of Pirates lineup for second straight
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/28/15) A groin injury will keep Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco out of the lineup for the second straight game.
Sean Rodriguez gets his second start of the season in right field for the Pirates, replacing Polanco. He's hitting eighth in the order.
The Pirates are +107 money line underdogs at the Cubs.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/28/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|5/29/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/30/15||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|5/31/15||@ SD||9:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|6/1/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Ryan Vogelsong|
|6/2/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Chris Heston|
|6/3/15||@ SF||3:45 pm||Tim Hudson|