Ricardo Rodríguez (baseball)

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Ricardo Rodriguez
Born: (1978-05-21) May 21, 1978 (age 41)
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 2002, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
August 8, 2005, for the Texas Rangers
MLB statistics
Win-Loss 10-15
Earned run average 5.18
Strikeouts 104

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.

In a four-season career, Rodríguez has posted a 10-15 record with 104 strikeouts and a 5.18 ERA in 206⅔ innings, including one complete game and a shutout.

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 June 17, 2008, Rodríguez signed with the Edmonton Cracker Cats of the Golden Baseball League.

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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