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Top Dereck Rodriguez News

  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Clears waivers

    Rodriguez was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

    Rodriguez was designated for assignment Monday and went unclaimed on waivers. As a result, he'll remain in Atlanta's organization and likely finish out the minor-league season with Gwinnett.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Jettisoned from 40-man roster

    Rodriguez was designated for assignment Monday.

    Rodriguez was torched for eight runs over two innings in a relief appearance Sunday in Miami and will now move off Atlanta's 40-man roster and 28-man active rosters. Atlanta selected left-hander Lucas Luetge's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Rejoins big club

    Atlanta selected Rodriguez's contract from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

    The 31-year-old was outrighted to Triple-A in late July after he delivered a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during his lone appearance with Atlanta, but he'll receive another look in the majors down the stretch. Rodgriguez has pitched to a 6.45 ERA across 44.2 innings (23 appearances) at Gwinnett, so he's likely to have a low-leverage role while up in the big leagues.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Sent outright to Triple-A

    Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday, Justin Toscano of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Atlanta jettisoned Rodriguez from their 40-man roster Monday, but he will stay in the organization. The right-hander has started and relieved during his time with Gwinnett in 2023.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Designated for assignment

    Rodriguez was designated for assignment Monday.

    Atlanta needed to free up a spot on their 40-man roster for Taylor Hearn. Rodriguez has made a total of three appearances in the majors this season between Atlanta and Minnesota but has spent most of the year at the Triple-A level. He'll now go through the waiver process.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Recalled from Triple-A

    Atlanta recalled Rodriguez from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

    With A.J. Minter (shoulder) landing on the 15-day injured list Saturday, Rodriguez will come up from the minors to take the open spot in Atlanta's bullpen. The 31-year-old righty holds a 5.79 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 42 Triple-A innings this season, and he figures to serve as a depth piece while in the majors.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Sent to Triple-A

    Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday.

    He did not get into a game this time around with the big club after getting recalled Monday. Rodriguez has allowed one run while striking out one and walking two in 2.2 innings across two appearances with the big club this season.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Summoned from minors

    Atlanta recalled Rodriguez from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

    Rodriguez will be taking the 26-man active roster spot of rookie right-hander AJ Smith-Shawver, who was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Though Smith-Shawver had been serving as Atlanta's No. 5 starter, Rodriguez is expected to settle into a long-relief/mop-up role out of the bullpen, as Michael Soroka is likely to be called up from Gwinnett when Smith-Shawver's turn in the rotation next comes up Wednesday versus the Twins. After being claimed off waivers from Minnesota in mid-May, Rodriguez previously made one two-inning relief appearance for Atlanta before being optioned to Gwinnett.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Sent down Monday

    Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.

    Rodriguez will head back to Triple-A after being called up Saturday, pitching two scoreless innings while allowing one hit and walk with a strikeout in Sunday's 11-4 win over the Phillies. His return to Gwinnett opens a roster spot for Michael Soroka, who is set to make his season debut with Atlanta on Monday.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Called up Saturday

    Rodriguez was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

    Rodriguez will join Atlanta at home after the team claimed him off waivers from Minnesota on May 15. The right-hander has appeared in one major-league contest in 2023, allowing one run on one hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning against the Cubs on May 12. Rodriguez will slot in as an additional bullpen option for Atlanta, though he carries limited fantasy appeal.

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  • Braves' Dereck Rodriguez: Finds work in new organization

    Atlanta claimed Rodriguez off waivers from Minnesota on Monday and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Though the Twins optioned Rodriguez to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, the organization seemingly moved him off the 40-man roster at some point thereafter, which made him eligible to be claimed off waivers. Rodriguez will now move on to an Atlanta organization that has had its rotation depth hit hard by the injuries this season, and the 30-year-old right-hander may not have to wait long for a promotion to the big club when a spot starter or long reliever is needed. Prior to his brief stint in the majors with the Twins, Rodriguez accrued a 4.66 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 20:10 K:BB over 19.1 innings at St. Paul.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Sent to Triple-A

    Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Rodriguez was with the big-league club for a full week but made just a single appearance, giving up a run in two-thirds of an inning Friday against the Cubs. Cole Sands will take his place in the bullpen.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Promoted to majors

    The Twins selected Rodriguez from Triple-A St. Paul on Friday, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    With Tyler Mahle (elbow) shifting to the 60-day injured list Friday, Rodriguez will fill the open 40-man roster spot. The 30-year-old reliever holds a 4.66 ERA and 1.31 WHIP through 19.1 innings in Triple-A. The Twins will likely use him in a multi-inning relief role, but he could also be used as a starter if necessary.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Expected to be called up

    Rodriguez will be called up from Triple-A St. Paul by the Twins prior to Friday's game in Cleveland, Gavin Kahn of EnterSports Management reports.

    It's not clear at this point whose spot on the roster Rodriguez will be taking. The right-hander has posted a 4.66 ERA and 20:10 K:BB over 19.1 innings this year at St. Paul.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Re-signs with Twins

    Rodriguez re-signed with the Twins on a minor-league contract Thursday.

    Rodriguez made two relief appearances for the Twins in 2022 but spent most of the year at Triple-A St. Paul, where he held a 4.75 ERA and 92:32 K:BB over 94.2 innings. The 30-year-old will provide some rotation depth for Minnesota.

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  • Dereck Rodriguez: Joins open market

    Rodriguez elected free agency Oct. 6 following the conclusion of the season.

    Rodriguez was summoned from the minors in April and September, making one appearance for Minnesota during both of his brief call-up periods while giving up five runs (three earned) over 7.2 total innings. The 30-year-old right-hander will be looking to land a minor-league deal with the Twins or another organization this winter.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Off 40-man roster

    Rodriguez was outrighted off the Twins' 40-man roster Tuesday.

    The 30-year-old was optioned to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday and has now lost his place on the 40-man roster. Rodriguez has made only two big-league appearances this year and allowed three earned runs with a 4:4 K:BB over 7.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Goes back to Triple-A

    The Twins optioned Rodriguez to Triple-A St. Paul on Sunday.

    Fresh off his call-up from Triple-A on Saturday, Rodriguez proceeded to appear in long relief in the Twins' 7-6 loss in the second game of a doubleheader. He was the pitcher of record in the 15-inning loss, covering the final 3.2 frames and allowing two unearned runs. Since Rodriguez tossed 40 pitches in the outing and wasn't likely to be available out of the bullpen for a few more days, the Twins unsurprisingly elected to swap him off the active roster for a fresh arm in right-hander Ronny Henriquez, who was summoned from Triple-A.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Joins big-league bullpen

    Rodriguez was called up by the Twins on Saturday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

    Rodriguez made a single four-inning appearance back in April, allowing three runs. His 5.02 ERA in 89.2 innings at the Triple-A level hardly inspires confidence, but he'll be called on nonetheless with Trevor Megill heading to the COVID-19 injured list.

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  • Twins' Dereck Rodriguez: Remains in organization

    Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A St. Paul on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports.

    Rodriguez spent two days on the major-league roster earlier in the week, allowing three runs in four innings of relief. He owns a 5.97 ERA and a 15.6 percent strikeout rate since the start of the 2019 season, so it's no surprise to see him pass through waivers unclaimed.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Arlington, TX
Age: 31
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R