Endy Rodríguez, a promising catcher for the Pirates, won't be playing in 2024 due to a right UCL injury that required surgery. However, despite this setback, he's been uplifting and actively contributing to the team's energy and dynamics during the Spring Breakout game and throughout spring training.

By the Numbers
  • Rodríguez injured his right UCL while playing in a Winter Ball game in the Dominican Republic.
  • He plans to return to Bradenton for the first two months of the season and start swinging left-handed in the later half of April, followed by swinging right-handed in June.
State of Play
  • Rodríguez is bringing energy to the team despite not being able to play in 2024.
  • He is providing insights on the young pitchers to the coaching staff and plans to return when he starts throwing and get back into game action.
  • A follow-up with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the procedure, should offer insight on his recovery, but there's still some uncertainty about his future and a lengthy recovery ahead.
What's Next

Rodríguez plans to keep working and get ready for next year's season as he looks forward to getting back into game action.

Bottom Line

Despite facing a season-ending injury, Endy Rodríguez remains optimistic and is actively contributing to the team's morale, looking forward to returning to the game in 2025.