The 21-year-old outfielder has been named to the Mariners’ Opening Day roster, thus beginning the “J-Rod” era in Seattle.
So far this spring, Rodriguez has been solid, hitting for an impressive .424 batting average with three home runs, eight RBIs, and a 1.304 OPS.
MLB.com posted a video of a meeting in between Rodriguez and Mariners manager Scott Servais in Servais’ office.
The video shows Servais breaking the news to Rodriguez about him being added to the club’s Opening Day roster, as well as the player’s reaction to the news.
A dream realized.
Can’t wait for Episode 1 of The J-Rod Show.
— MLB (@MLB) April 5, 2022
Welcome To The Show, J-Rod!
This is a nice moment and it’s a good thing there’s proof of it on video.
It’s always good to see a top prospect get promoted to the majors but being able to see it on video is pretty special.
Rodriguez should fit right in with the Mariners, who are looking to build off of a surprise 90-72 season in 2021 in which they just barely fell short of the postseason.
It’s good to see Rodriguez get called up to the big leagues this early and it’s nice to know that the Mariners aren’t going to waste any time trying to manipulate his service time.
Rodriguez is headed straight for the show, thus beginning a new era in Seattle, one that the team hopes consists of winning and ending their 21-year postseason drought.
We’ll see what he can do at the big-league level.
All we can do now is wait in anticipation to see what this kid is capable of.