Rodriguez Goes Deep

You can’t discount the effects of the wind that’s blowing out to left field, but you’ve got to give credit to Sean Rodriguez, who just hit a pinch-hit home run off Orioles right-hander David Hernandez.

Rodriguez is competing for a utility role with the Rays this spring after coming over in the trade that sent Scott Kazmir to the Angels. One of his calling cards is power and he made sure to demonstrate that power in his first swing as a Ray. He connected and the ball carried well over the 375-foot sign in left field and into the palm trees.

Not a bad first impression.

–Bill Chastain

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