“Stay strong my people,” Rodriguez posted on Twitter, responding to an official Puerto Rico tweet asking for prayers.
He added in Spanish, “Bendicines a todos y rezando mucho por mi familia, amigos y todos ustedes,” which, roughly translates to “blessings for everybody and prayers for my family, friends and all of you.”
Rodriguez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July. The Rangers have two players from Puerto Rico currently on their 40-man roster — Alex Claudio and A.J. Jimenez.