Pirates designate utility man Sean Rodriguez for assignment

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 06: Sean Rodriguez #3 of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores during the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park on June 6, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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.

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