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Sean Rodriguez admitted that the frustration that led him to breaking his right hand at Triple-A Durham was the result of what he considered disrespectful actions by RHP Dane De La Rosa.
The two are again teammates with the Rays, with De La Rosa called up Wednesday. Rodriguez said there “definitely” are still issues, but he will be professional about it and not create any disturbances in the clubhouse.
“I’m trying to avoid him as much as possible,” he said.
Rodriguez would not get into specifics over what led him to punch a locker after the Aug. 26 game, except to say it was how De La Rosa reacted when Rodriguez said something about the song that was being played in the (winning) clubhouse.
“How do you disrespect somebody without touching them? You say things or talk in a manner that’s very disrespectful,” Rodriguez said. “In a baseball clubhouse people do that all the time. But when you turn to ask somebody, ‘Are you being serious right now?’ the way someone’s tone is, the way they’re talking to you and they either just smirk or ignore you leads you to believe one or the other, right?
“So instead of me normally doing what I normally would have done in the past, which is basically just to go and do a lot of things to him, I tried to exert my energy and frustration elsewhere to try to let it go. Bad job of trying to deal with it.”
Posted: September 06, 2012 at 03:03 AM | 13 comment(s)
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