OAKLAND, Calif. — –rookie left Thursday’s game at Oakland because of lower back tightness.
Rodriguez doubled and scored in the top of the first. The center fielder walked off the field slowly with a trainer in the bottom of the inning.
moved from left to center field and entered the game in left.
Rodriguez recently missed three games in Anaheim with a lower back issue. The front-runner for AL Rookie of the Year is batting .280 with 27 homers and 73 RBI in 129 games.
Seattle is trying to avoid a three-game sweep against the last-place Athletics.