Tigers’ Eduardo Rodriguez Shares Why He Rejected a Trade to the Dodgers

Eduardo Rodriguez with the Boston Red Sox in 2021
Eduardo Rodriguez with the Boston Crimson Sox in 2021. Photograph by Steven J Nesius/UPI/Shutterstock (12528989d)

The Detroit Tigers’ lefty Eduardo Rodriguez has revealed his causes for rejecting a commerce deadline transfer to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Talking with reporters on Wednesday, Rodriguez stated that he doesn’t have something in opposition to the Dodgers group however that he and his household really feel blissful in Detroit and that he didn’t wish to disrupt that.

The Tigers had a deal in place that might see them ship Rodriguez to the Dodgers in trade for prospects. Nevertheless, the commerce didn’t undergo as a result of Rodriguez used his no-trade clause.

Rodriguez acquired a restricted no-trade clause as par to the five-year, $77 million contract he signed with the franchise in 2021. The clause gave him the choice to offer a listing of 10 groups he can’t be dealt to with out his approval, and it turned out that the Dodgers had been on it. The Tigers hoped they might persuade the 30-year-old to vary his thoughts, however their efforts had been in useless.

“It’s nothing in opposition to the Dodgers or the West Coast or no matter,” Rodriguez stated. “It’s simply concerning the particulars to go on the market and the place my household is. My future is the place they’re blissful, and I’m blissful, and that’s why I made a decision to remain right here. It has nothing to do with the Dodgers.”

The Tigers now threat shedding Rodriguez for nothing within the offseason, as he can decide out of his contract after the 2023 marketing campaign. Nevertheless, the veteran appears to be fairly content material to see out his deal.

“I’m with this group, and I signed right here for a very long time to remain right here,” Rodriguez added. “I really feel pleased with all the things. My household feels blissful in Detroit. I really feel pleased with the crew and the group, so I’d love to remain right here.”

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