Sports Media

Eduardo Rodriguez

(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)AP

The Tigers Have No Idea Where Eduardo Rodriguez Is

Eduardo Rodriguez
The Tigers have no idea where Eduardo Rodriguez is. Since being placed on the restricted list, ERod has totally ghosted the team. What’s next? (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)AP

The Tigers Have No Idea Where Eduardo Rodriguez Is

The Detroit Tigers gave Eduardo Rodriguez $77 million this past offseason in hopes that he would anchor the pitching staff for the foreseeable future. If Al Avilla had a reset button on that contract, he might hit it already three months in.

Is it too soon to hit the panic button? Maybe. However, I’m not sure it gets a lot worse than not knowing where your very expensive pitcher is. Apparently, since ERod stepped away from the team, he’s been totally AWOL.

 VIA MLive’s Evan Woodbery reports:

“We reached out, but he hasn’t reached out back,” Tiger’s general manager Al Avila said. “We’re just kind of waiting it out … It is unusual. But we have no choice but to wait and see what develops as we move forward.”

“I’m not going to get into that at this point,” Avila said. “It’s a private situation on his part, so I won’t get into any of those legalities.”

Rodriguez, 29, is having marital issues which is the reason why he stepped away from the team. I’m not going to get into all that. However, I think it’s safe to say ghosting the team is the wrong move. ERod has also been awful since joining the Tigers, for what it’s worth. In eight starts, ERod has an ERA of 4.38 and has a career worst 89 ERA+.

The Tigers want answers. You don’t leak this if the situation isn’t dire. At this point, is it fair to question if Rodriguez ever pitches for the Tigers again? Maybe that’s being too reactionary but this is just flat out weird at this point.

Letting ERod go was always the right call for the Sox. Especially with the number of young arms coming through the system like Brayan Bello making his debut tonight (check out that post here). Boston will also receive the 79th pick in the upcoming draft for letting Rodriguez walk during free agency. For fans that were upset about ERod leaving, it’s early but we may have dodged a serious bullet.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

recommended past stories

Geno Smith Extension

Geno Smith extension talks with Seattle ‘looking really good’

Geno Smith, Seahawks extension talks ‘looking really good’ It comes as a surprise to no…

Read More
Michael Chandler

Michael Chandler Previews His Fight Against Conor McGregor

Michael Chandler Previews His Fight Against Conor McGregor Michael Chandler is looking at one of…

Read More
Kendrick Perkins Kyrie Irving

Kendrick Perkins rips Kyrie Irving amid trade request

Kendrick Perkins rips Kyrie Irving amid trade request Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving sent a…

Read More
Carlos Correa

The Carlos Correa saga continues: Is the ankle worse than we thought?

The Carlos Correa saga continues: Is the ankle worse than we thought? Man, this Carlos…

Read More