Ricardo Rodríguez (baseball)
|Born:May 21, 1978|
|August 21, 2002, for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 8, 2005, for the Texas Rangers|
|Earned run average||5.18|
Ricardo Antonio Rodríguez (born May 21, 1978 in Guayubín, Dominican Republic) is a former professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization during his career. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.
Rodríguez was invited by the Florida Marlins as a non-roster invitee to spring training in 2007, but did not make the team, instead playing for their Triple-A affiliate, the Albuquerque Isotopes, and Pittsburgh's Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians.
On January 21,2010, Rodríguez signed with Kia Tigers of Korea Baseball Organization, but on March 19, he was released from Kia because of an elbow injury. He was featured in the 2004 PBS documentary The New Americans as he left the Dominican Republic in hopes of playing baseball in the United States.
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