The Indianapolis Indians announced prior to Saturday’s game that they have activated catcher Endy Rodriguez from the 7-day Injured List.
Rodriguez injured his arm on a throw during the April 20th game, then left with the trainer. He was placed on the IL the next day with a right forearm strain.
While he is returning just nine days after being injured, he won’t be doing any catching for at least a few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates have said that he will be used as a designated hitter until then.
The 22-year-old Rodriguez was hitting .263/.333/.456 through 14 games at the time of his injury. He’s considered to be one of the top three prospects in the Pirates system, alongside Termarr Johnson and Henry Davis.
If there are any other minor league moves today, we will update this article.
UPDATE: Catcher Wyatt Hendrie has returned for Bradenton. He missed exactly a week with an undisclosed injury. He’s hitting .231/.354/.282 in 12 games for the Marauders.
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.
When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.
Let’s hope for good health all over the system for the foreseeable future!
Did they ever give a diagnosis of his arm?