Rodriquez could be headed to DL
Rodriguez, who has been experiencing soreness in both ankles, blew a save on Monday, allowing three runs while retiring just one batter in the Angels’ 6-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.
“I couldn’t get any balance on my back leg, and I was using all arm, not pushing off the rubber with my leg,” Rodriguez told the Los Angeles Times. “I couldn’t locate my fastball. I had no power in my legs.”
Rodriguez coughed up a 2-1 lead but the Angels emerged victorious on Torii Hunter’s game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.
“At this point, I think I need to go on the DL,” said Rodriguez, who gave up a pair of hits and two walks.
The Angels will determine a course of action after evaluating Rodriguez on Monday.
“You could see with every pitch that he was laboring a bit more,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We might have to sit him for three or four days before we make a decision.”