Luis Rodríguez (baseball)

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Luis Rodríguez
Luis Rodríguez on May 12, 2011.jpg
Rodriguez with the Seattle Mariners
Free agent
Shortstop
Born: (1980-06-27) June 27, 1980 (age 34)
San Carlos, Cojedes, Venezuela
Bats: Both Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 21, 2005 for the Minnesota Twins
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .238
Home runs 10
Runs batted in 80
Teams

Luis Orlando Rodríguez (born June 27, 1980 in San Carlos, Cojedes), is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop. He is a switch hitter and throws right-handed. He was given the nickname "El Franchiso" during his time with the Padres.

Minnesota Twins[edit]

Rodríguez made his major league debut with the Minnesota Twins on May 21, 2005. He was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to replace rookie Jason Bartlett, who won the starting job out of spring training, but began to have trouble at the plate. From 2003-2004, Rodríguez was the primary second baseman at Rochester, although he played a handful of games at third base and shortstop in 2004. With excellent plate discipline, he hit .295 and .286 respectively, with a combined .354 on-base percentage.When Rodríguez got the call, he was hitting .278 with a .339 OBP in 33 games. Inspired by the "Rory Fitzpatrick for NHL All-Star" Campaign, Rodriguez was the subject of a similar campaign known as "Vote for L-Rod" which aimed to elect him to the 2007 MLB All-Star game as the American League's starting 3rd baseman.

San Diego Padres[edit]

Rodriguez was claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres on October 4, 2007. He made his Padres debut on July 5, 2008 after spending the first three months of 2008 with the PCL's Portland Beavers.

Cleveland Indians[edit]

On December 2, 2009, Rodriguez, signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians with an invite to Spring Training.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On April 29, 2010, Rodriguez signed with the Chicago White Sox and was assigned to the Triple-A Charlotte Knights.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

He became a free agent on November 2, 2011, after declaring free agency. On November 23, he re-signed a minor league contract with Seattle. He was also given an invitation to spring training.


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