by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) The Rays gave Sean Rodriguez a start at first base on Wednesday against the Yankees. It paid off.
Rodriguez homered for the first time this season in the sixth inning off Andy Pettitte in a 3-0 victory. He finished the game 2 for 3 with one RBI.
The 27-year-old Rodriguez is batting .280 after picking up a hit in his fourth straight game. Rodriguez also has an RBI in four consecutive contests.
Sean Rodriguez provides offense for Rays
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez got the start at first base on Saturday during an extra-inning loss at Boston.
Rodriguez, who hit second, doubled and drove in the Rays' only run in the 2-1 loss. He added a stolen base, his first of the year.
Rodriguez went 1 for 2 with a walk and is batting .167.
Rodriguez may play some 1B
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Tampa Bay infielder Sean Rodriguez played some first base in Grapefruit League play on Monday against Boston. Manager Joe Maddon noted that Rodriguez could see some time at first base this season, reports MLB.com Wednesday. "You have to figure with Longo at third, Escobar at short, Ryan Roberts at second, me at first, that gives you two extra right-handed bats in the lineup [against a left-hander]," Rodriguez said.