Braves' Sean Rodriguez completes rapid return to majors

Evrard Martin
Juillet 18, 2017

Sean Rodriguez and Danny Santana were both reinstated from the disabled list and added to the 25-man roster before Monday's game.

Prior to the start of a three-game series with the Cubs, the Atlanta Braves made a couple of roster moves to strengthen the team's bench. The Braves are looking for S-Rod to be the on-base machine he was in Pittsburgh, and if he is, expect him to be in the starting lineup wherever the Braves can fit him in. Lester has the fourth-highest strikeout rate among Monday starters and a fairly grounder-friendly.908 ground-to-fly ball ratio.

The 32-year-old journeyman, who enjoyed a career season at the plate with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016, suffered a "three and three-quarter tear" in his left rotator cuff, labrum damage and dislocated bicep tendon in a January 28 crash also involving his wife and two sons. Rodriguez's wife, Giselle, and two of their children were hospitalized with injuries she said on her Twitter account were not life-threatening.

Rodriguez posted a career-best.270/.349/.510 slash line with 18 home runs with the Pirates last season.

Santana missed the minimum 10 days with a bacterial infection.

Rodriguez previously signed a two-year free-agent contract in order to join the Braves this past offseason.

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