Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez ‘will not rejoin team’ due to personal matters

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, April 8, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) (Carlos Osorio, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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.

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