|Bravos de León – No. 19|
July 2, 1986 |
Rodriguez was signed as an undrafted 19-year-old free agent by the New York Yankees in 2006. He spent that season and the next season performing well in rookie ball. He was released and returned to Colombia where he played in 2008 before being signed by the Yuma Scorpions of the independent Golden Baseball League for the 2009 season. He had a breakout year in 2009 and headed Baseball America's Independent League Top Prospects List and had his contract purchased by the Boston Red Sox in the off-season. Always a hitter for average his power developed as he matured and with Boston he made it up to the triple-a Pawtucket Red Sox. Over the 2012 offseason, he became a free agent and was signed by the Twins where he had 21 homeruns and an OPS of .787 in AA New Britain in 121 games. In 2014, he continued his hot hitting posting 20 home runs and an .870 OPS while batting .293 in 122 games before being promoted to AAA Rochester where he is now.[when?] In 2016, he was suspended for 80 games after he tested positive for Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing drug.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)