Julio Rodriguez is a unique talent.
Here’s a guy who made the Opening Day roster for the Seattle Mariners this year and ran with his opportunity.
He’s had himself a solid rookie campaign, hitting .274 with 17 home runs, 53 RBI, and an .821 OPS.
However, the American League Rookie of the Year favorite had to miss a little time due to a sore left wrist.
Fortunately, he’s back and he returned in style last night, belting a solo home run.
After the game, Rodriguez had an awesome quote to describe what it was like to return and hit a home run.
Mariners writer Daniel Kramer tweeted what Rodriguez had to say.
Julio Rodríguez on returning to the Mariners’ lineup:
“I was not built to watch baseball, man. I was built to play it. That’s all I can say.”
— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_) July 27, 2022
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Rodriguez was not built to sit out and nurse injuries, as he said.
This is a guy that was built to play.
He was built to go out there and put on a show, hitting home runs galore.
That right there is the perfect quote to describe him and the way he returned last night.
And his ball got out of there in a hurry.
You can pretty much forget about him being hurt or having to nurse any injuries.
Any concern over his sore wrist has been put to bed.
He did all of that with just one swing of the bat.
It’s no secret what this man can do and there’s a reason why he’s headed towards a Rookie of the Year Award at the end of the season.
The J-Rod show is in full force.
It’s his world right now and we’re all just living in it.
That break clearly helped him out and now he’s back to mashing home runs and providing Mariners fans with some great moments.