Rodriguez making no excuses for rash of errors

Rodriguez making no excuses for rash of errors

ST. PETESBURG -- Sean Rodriguez was activated from the disabled list Saturday after he missed 13 games with a fractured right hand while with Triple-A Durham. He has appeared in three games since his return and he made four errors in his last two games.

When asked about what happened in the field, Rodriguez managed a smile.

"I wouldn't say it's fielding, I'd say it's throwing," said Rodriguez.

All of Rodriguez's errors came while playing third base, and three of the four were throwing errors.

"I had a talk with some of the coaches. I can't give any of the easy excuses that my hand has been broken," Rodriguez said. "That's not who I am, and those are plays that I can make, hands down. Were they necessarily routine plays? For me, yes, and that's how I look at them."

Rodriguez said his assessment of the errors was that he was being too quick.

"I was trying to do everything a little bit fast, in a hurry, when that's never been my style of defense," Rodriguez said. "I've always been nice and smooth, and efficient.

"It wasn't that I was pressing, it wasn't that I was thinking about anything. I think it was just the fact of being away for a little while. Most come back from the DL and get a rehab stint. I didn't feel like I needed one. I still don't feel like I need one. I was little quick."