Detroit Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez have had ‘no communication’


The Detroit Tigers are waiting to hear from absent left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez, who signed a five-year, $77 million contract in November and hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 18.

Rodriguez has been on the restricted list — and unpaid — since June 13, when he informed the Tigers that he would not rejoin the team following a dominant June 9 rehab assignment start for Triple-A Toledo.

“From what I know, there’s been no movement whatsoever and no communication,” manager AJ Hinch said Friday. “It’s been pretty quiet. We’ve respected his privacy and just tried to wait for his camp to give us some direction on what’s ahead. So, we don’t know.”

Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez delivers a pitch against the Twins in the first inning on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, in Minneapolis.

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Rodriguez is dealing with a marital issue.

The Tigers don’t know if Rodriguez is throwing or working out.

“We know he’s safe,” Hinch said. “We know he’s home with his kids. We know he’s back in Florida. But it’s been pretty quiet. All we can do is move forward with what we know, and right now, it’s the group that we have.”

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