Sean Rodriguez undergoes shoulder surgery

Atlanta Braves infielder/outfielder Sean Rodriguez underwent surgery yesterday (Feb. 14) to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Rodriguez, 31, was injured in a tragic automobile accident in Miami, Fla., on January 28. He signed a two-year contract with the Braves as a free agent on November 30, 2016.

Rodriguez has played 903 career Major League games and he spent the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he played 279 games over the 2015-16 seasons. In 2016 he posted career highs in games played (140), batting average (.270), homes runs (18) and RBI (56). He was named the National League Co-Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18, 2016.