VIDEO: Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez heading to the injury list after loss with Houston
- Houston, TX
Seattle Mariners rising star and rookie Julio Rodriguez is heading to the injury list with a right wrist injury, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
According to the Major League Baseball, X-rays came back negative after Rodríguez was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Huston Astros in Texas, but continued swelling and weakness in his wrist will prevent him from swinging a bat for at least five days.
According to MLB reporter Edwin Perez, The rookie tried to swing a bat after he was plunked, but he noted it “felt weird right away,” which led to him being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the ninth. The next step for Rodríguez will be to get more imaging done on the hand, including an MRI, but the Mariners made it clear they will not rush him back.
“We will do everything the right way to make sure that he and our medical staff have a clear idea of what it is,” Servais said.
J-Rod has hit .271/.334/.482, 57 RBIs and 18 homers in 96 games this season with Seattle.