Wilking Rodríguez

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Wilking Rodríguez
Wilking Rodríguez on August 25, 2011.jpg
Rodríguez pitching for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, single-A affiliates of the Tampa Bay Rays, in 2011
Free agent
Pitcher
Born: (1990-03-02) March 2, 1990 (age 27)
Puerto Cabello, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 3, 2014, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through 2014 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 0.00
Strikeouts 1
Teams

Wilking Jose Rodríguez (born March 2, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.

Career[edit]

Rodríguez signed with the Tampa Bay Rays as an international free agent. Before the 2012 season, he ranked as the Rays' 20th best prospect,[1] and was added to the Rays' 40 man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft.[2]

Rodríguez signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals on November 23, 2013.[3] The team selected his contract from Triple A Omaha on June 2, 2014, and added him to their 25-man roster.[4] He was released by the Royals on August 11, 2014.[5] On August 18, he signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees. He was released just four days later, without having thrown a single pitch.[6]

On April 15, 2015, Rodriguez was suspended 80 games for a PED violation.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: News". Tampabay.rays.mlb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Colome, Rodriguez, Vogt added to Rays' roster | raysbaseball.com: News". Tampabay.rays.mlb.com. Retrieved December 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kaegal, Dick (November 23, 2013). "Infielder Laird among five signed to Minor League deals". MLB.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Royals select contract of pitcher Wilking Rodriguez". Kansas City Royals. June 2, 2014. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kaegal, Dick (August 12, 2014). "KC adds pop, acquires Willingham from Twins". MLB.com. Retrieved March 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ http://m.bbref.com/m?p=XXplayersXXrXXrodriwi02.shtml&t=all_transactions_other
  7. ^ Calcattera, Craig. "Wilking Rodriguez suspended 80 games for PEDs.". http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved April 15, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)

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