Ivan Rodriguez # - C

  • Age: 42
  • DOB: 1971/11/30
  • POB: Vega Baja, PR
  • Height: 5-9 Weight: 205lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 21
  • Signed by Texas in 1988.

Scouting Report

AssetsWas one of the finest all-round catching talents in the game's history. Threw runners out with aplomb, called a good game and was excellent with the glove overall. Had good power in his bat. Hustled all the time and was a true leader and warrior on the field.
FlawsNever took a lot of walks throughout his career, so his walk/strikeout ratio was never one of his strengths. Towards the tail end of his career, he didn't bat for a high average as in previous years. Grounded into too many double plays (he hit the ball hard).
Career potentialOne of the all-time great catchers.

Honours and Awards

2007AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2007Named to the All-Star Game
2006AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2006Named to the All-Star Game
2005Named to the All-Star Game
2004AL - Silver Slugger
2004AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2004Named to the All-Star Game
2003NL - National League Championship - Most Valuable Player
2001AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2001Named to the All-Star Game
2000AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
2000Named to the All-Star Game
1999AL - Most Valuable Player Award
1999AL - Silver Slugger
1999AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1999Named to the All-Star Game
1998AL - Silver Slugger
1998AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1998Named to the All-Star Game
1997AL - Silver Slugger
1997AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1997Named to the All-Star Game
1996AL - Silver Slugger
1996AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1996Named to the All-Star Game
1995AL - Silver Slugger
1995AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1995Named to the All-Star Game
1994AL - Silver Slugger
1994AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1994Named to the All-Star Game
1993AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1993Named to the All-Star Game
1992AL - Rawlings Gold Glove Award
1992Named to the All-Star Game
1991Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
1990Florida State League (A) - All-Star Team
1990Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/04/23Announced his retirement.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/03Missed 48 games (right oblique muscle strain).
2011/07/08Right oblique muscle strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 7th, 2011).
2011/07/07Right oblique muscle strain, day-to-day.
2010/09/10Missed 1 game (illness).
2010/09/08Illness, day-to-day.
2010/06/08Missed 14 games (lower back strain).
2010/05/24Lower back strain, early September (retroactive to May 23rd, 2010).
2010/05/23Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/04/27Missed 1 game (back injury).
2010/04/26Back injury, day-to-day.
2009/12/08Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a two-year contract.
2009/11/05Filed for free agency.
2009/08/18Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2009/03/16Signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2008/10/30Filed for free agency.
2008/09/10Suspended by the MLB for 2 games.
2008/08/09Missed 1 game (bruised left knee).
2008/08/07Bruised left knee, day-to-day.
2008/07/30Acquired from the Detroit Tigers.
2007/10/09Detroit Tigers exercised their contract option for next season.
2007/08/16Missed 1 game (flu).
2007/08/15Flu, day-to-day.
2007/08/07Missed 2 games (left ankle injury).
2007/08/06Left ankle injury, day-to-day.
2007/07/14Suspended by the MLB for 1 game.
2007/04/29Missed 2 games (foot injury).
2007/04/27Foot injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/31Missed 4 games (thumb injury).
2006/07/30Thumb injury, day-to-day.
2006/06/25Missed 1 game (wrist injury).
2006/06/24Wrist injury, day-to-day.
2005/08/19Missed 2 games (groin).
2005/08/16Groin, day-to-day.
2005/08/05Suspended by the MLB for 4 games.
2004/08/30Missed 3 games (illness).
2004/08/29Illness, day-to-day.
2004/07/31Missed 1 game (back spasms).
2004/07/30Back spasms, day-to-day.
2004/02/02Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a four-year contract.
2003/11/03Filed for free agency.
2003/05/28Missed 3 games (foot injury).
2003/05/25Foot injury, day-to-day.
2003/05/23Missed 3 games (personal reasons).
2003/05/20Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2003/05/12Missed 1 game (headaches).
2003/05/11Headaches, day-to-day.
2003/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins to a one-year contract.
2002/12/07Texas Rangers declined to offer salary arbitration.
2002/10/28Filed for free agency.
2002/06/07Missed 46 games (back injury).
2002/04/23Back injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 15th, 2002).
2002/04/15Back injury, day-to-day.
2001/10/07Missed 28 games (left knee injury).
2001/08/31Left knee injury, remainder of the regular season.
2001/08/24Missed 1 game (right knee injury).
2001/08/23Right knee injury, day-to-day.
2001/05/17Missed 13 games (heel injury).
2001/05/02Heel injury, 15-day DL.
2001/05/01Missed 2 games (heel injury).
2001/04/28Heel injury, day-to-day.


2009/12/08Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals.
2009/08/18Houston Astros traded Ivan Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers for Jose Vallejo and Matt Nevarez.
2009/03/16Signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros.
2008/07/30Detroit Tigers traded Kyle Farnsworth to the New York Yankees for Ivan Rodriguez.
2004/02/02Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers.
2003/01/22Signed as a free agent by the Florida Marlins.
1988/07/27Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Texas Rangers in 1988.

Career Stats

2009Total Hou/TexMLB1214255510623210471892127.249.280.384.664
2008NY YankeesAL33961121402341540-.219.257.323.580
2008Total Det/NYAAL115398441102037352367101-.276.319.394.713


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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