Rays designate Sean Rodriguez for assignment

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After five seasons in Tampa Bay utility man Sean Rodriguez has been designated for assignment by the Rays.

Rodriguez was projected to make around $2 million via arbitration, but the Rays decided to move on after the 29-year-old hit .211 with 12 homers and a .701 OPS in 96 games this season.

Rodriguez has played at least 300 career innings at second base, shortstop, third base, left field, and first base, but he never developed as much as hoped offensively on the way to a lifetime .225 batting average and .670 OPS.