Ricardo Rodríguez (baseball, born 1978)

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Ricardo Rodriguez
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Rodríguez with the Oklahoma Redhawks in 2005
Born: (1978-05-21) May 21, 1978 (age 42)
Guayubín, Dominican Republic
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 record10–15
Earned run average5.18

Ricardo Antonio Rodríguez (born May 21, 1978) is a Dominican former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the KBO League (KBO) during his career.


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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