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Marlins add Sean Rodríguez on Minors deal

@JoeFrisaro
February 6, 2020

MIAMI -- The Marlins have added another versatile player to their Spring Training roster, signing Sean Rodríguez, a 12-year MLB veteran, to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to camp, the team announced on Thursday. Rodríguez will compete for a roster spot as a super-utility player. In 2019

MIAMI -- The Marlins have added another versatile player to their Spring Training roster, signing Sean Rodríguez, a 12-year MLB veteran, to a Minor League deal that includes an invitation to camp, the team announced on Thursday.

Rodríguez will compete for a roster spot as a super-utility player. In 2019 with the Phillies, the 34-year-old played every position except catcher, appearing in 76 games and hitting .223/.348/.375 with four home runs and 12 RBIs. He even pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings over two appearances.

Spring Training opens for Miami with pitcher and catcher workouts on Feb. 12, and full-squad practices start on Feb. 17 at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla.

Rodríguez is the younger brother of Marlins assistant hitting coach Robert Rodríguez and a Miami native who initially attended Braddock High School and later Miami Coral Park High School. He was a third-round pick of the Angels in 2003, and he made his MLB debut with the Angels in 2008.

Rodríguez will be one of five non-roster invitee infielders, including shortstop prospect José Devers, who is expected to start the year either at Class A Advanced Jupiter or Double-A Jacksonville.

Gosuke Katoh and Eddy Alvarez are also in the mix for utility spots, as is Jon Berti, who is on the 40-man roster.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.