DETROIT – Detroit Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez has informed the team that he won’t be rejoining the squad “at this time” due to personal reasons.
The Tigers released a brief statement on the matter from GM Al Avila:
“Eduardo Rodríguez has informed the Club that due to personal matters he will not rejoin the team at this time. As a result, Eduardo has been placed on the restricted list until further notice.”
Rodríguez was placed on the IL for a ribcage sprain a few weeks ago after leaving a game vs. the Rays with an oblique injury.
Rodríguez signed a five-year, $77 million contract with the Tigers last offseason. He’s pitched eight games this season, with a 1-3 record and a 4.38 ERA.
It’s unclear how long the absence will last, no other details were released by the team.