Eduardo Rodríguez appears to really like Detroit. Or maybe he hates Los Angeles.
The Tigers ace has a no-trade clause covering 10 teams, including the Dodgers. He invoked it, according to the report, so instead of moving to L.A. to play for the NL West-leading Dodgers, Rodríguez will remain in Detroit to play for a 47-59 Tigers team that hasn't made the postseason since 2014.
Per Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times, Rodríguez preferred to stay closer to his family in Miami.
Rodríguez would've been a valuable addition to a Dodgers team looking to fend off the San Francisco Giants in the NL West and secure a first-round playoff bye. With Clayton Kershaw frequently sidelined and Dustin May out for the season, the Dodgers stood to benefit from another strong arm in the rotation.
The 30-year-old left hander is having a career season while boasting a 2.95 ERA and 1.030 WHIP with 91 strikeouts and 21 walks in 88 1/3 innings pitched. His ERA and WHIP would amount to career bests if maintained for the full season.
Rodríguez will continue to feature his talents in Detroit — for a couple of months, at least. At the end of season, he can opt out of his contract. Then he'll have his choice of where he plays.