Mariners CF Julio Rodríguez departs with back tightness

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seattle Mariners rookie Julio Rodríguez left Thursday’s game at Oakland because of lower back tightness.

Rodríguez 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.

Julio Rodríguez will undergo an MRI tomorrow in Kansas City, per Scott Servais, who called the issue “concerning.”

Rodríguez didn’t receive imaging when first experiencing lower back tightness over the weekend in Anaheim.

— Daniel Kramer (@DKramer_)

Jarred Kelenic moved from left to center field and Sam Haggerty entered the game in left.

Rodríguez recently missed three games in

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