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Rodriguez update

I wrote earlier today about Henry Rodriguez’s struggles in winter ball. He hasn’t pitched in about three weeks, so I asked A’s assistant GM David Forst about it. Turns out Rodriguez had hernia surgery about 10 days ago (could help explain his problems on the mound). He’s expected to be ready by the start of spring training, but may proceed just a step behind the other pitchers. I threw his name out as a possible trade target by other teams, but this injury would certainly seem to put a damper on that …

Joe Stiglich