Joely Rodríguez

Joely Rodriguez a ‘key to the game’ in extended Mets outing

The trade deadline came and went last Tuesday without the Mets addressing what many pegged as their biggest need: a left-handed reliever.  But Sunday, when the Mets needed a quality — and extended — relief outing, left-hander Joely Rodriguez delivered.  On another day when the Mets’ bullpen was shorthanded, Rodriguez relieved Jacob deGrom and provided 2 ¹/₃ scoreless innings in a 5-2 win over the Braves at Citi Field.  “Joely was as key to the game today as Jake was,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Was that a stretch? I don’t think it’s a stretch.”  Showalter did need to stretch Rodriguez, though, for his longest...
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Mets' Joely Rodriguez removed from spot at Coors Field

One New York Mets relief pitcher was robbed of his great lounging spot on Sunday. Mets pitcher Joely Rodriguez began Sunday’s game against the Colorado Rockies hanging out in a spot in the rock pile at Coors Field. The area is just to the left of the bullpens, where relievers typically spend their time prior to being called into the game.

Joely Rodriguez is literally rocking and rolling as he has turned his season around

As Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox rounded the bases at an emotionally infested Yankee Stadium on Sunday night after hitting a three-run home run off Miguel Castro, New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler had to sit back and smile at the trade he made in April that sent Castro to the Yankees and brought back reliever Joely Rodriguez. That trade was one that turned heads for all the wrong reasons five weeks ago from a Mets perspective, but it is time to reconsider the effectiveness of the trade.
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Mets' Joely Rodriguez: Notches fifth hold

Rodriguez retired the only batter he faced on one pitch Sunday, recording his fifth hold of the season in a win over the Rockies. With two outs and two on in the eighth inning and the Mets nursing a 2-0 lead, Rodriguez was brought in to face Ryan McMahon and got him to line out to third base. Three of the lefty's last five appearances have lasted less than one inning, but his 3.86 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 18:7 K:BB through 14 innings on the year give him some deep-league fantasy value in formats that score holds.

Joely Rodriguez has turned it around

The New York Mets acquired Joely Rodriguez from the New York Yankees just days before Opening Day. The trade, which sent Miguel Castro to the dark side, confused many fans of both franchises. The Mets made the trade because they wanted another lefty option in the bullpen. Rodriguez got roughed...
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Mets' Joely Rodriguez: Picks up first hold

Rodriguez retired the only batter he faced to record his first hold of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants. After Carlos Carrasco gave up a two-out solo shot to Mike Yastrzemski in the eighth inning and got the hook, Rodriguez came in with the Mets ahead 5-2 and got Brandon Belt to pop out to end the frame. Rodriguez has been used in a situational role this season, working less than one full inning in three of his six appearances, and the journeyman southpaw's 9.64 ERA through 4.2 innings seems mostly a product of bad luck considering his 1.07 WHIP and 7:2 K:BB.

Mets trade righty Miguel Castro to Yankees for lefty Joely Rodriguez

The Mets have traded Miguel Castro to the Yankees for Joely Rodriguez, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post. As noted by MLBTR’s Steve Adams, Rodriguez was signed as a free agent this offseason and thus ineligible to be traded prior to June 15 without his consent. He and his agent gave that consent in exchange for a $500K assignment bonus, which will be paid by the Mets as part of this deal. (Twitter links) Rodriguez is represented by Daniel Szew of L.A. Sports Management.

Yankees get Miguel Castro from Mets for Joely Rodriguez

NEW YORK -- New York's baseball teams have swapped relievers, with the Mets sending right-hander Miguel Castro to the Yankees for left-hander Joely Rodriguez on Sunday. Castro, 27, had a 3.45 ERA over a career-best 69 appearances last season, going 3-4 with 77 strikeouts in 70⅓ innings. He will make $2.62 million this season after signing a deal this month to avoid arbitration.