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Pudge Rodriguez

Full Name: Ivan Torres Rodriguez
Born: November 30, 1971 in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Height: 5’9″ Weight: 205
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Wife (Maribel – 6/20/91), three children (Ivan Dereck – 6/5/92, Amanda Christie – 6/21/95, Ivanna Sofia – 1/12/00)
Resides: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
MLB Debut: Jun 20, 1991
Agent: Scott Boras (formerly Jeff Moorad)


Notes

  • Pudge’s first day in the majors was also the day he got married. He caught Nolan Ryan that game, too.
  • 1999 Silver Slugger award
  • 1999 Gold Glove – AL Catcher
  • 1999 AL Most Valuable Player
  • 2000 Gold Glove – AL Catcher
  • Has a son (Ivan Derrick Rodiguez, an outfielder), who was drafted in the 6th round of the 2011 draft by the Minnesota Twins.

Team History

  • 1991-2002: Texas Rangers (originally signed as a free agent on July 27, 1988 – Was not drafted – GFA – Oct 28, 2002)
  • 2003: Florida Marlins (as a free agent on Jan 22, 2003 – GFA Nov 22, 2003)
  • 2004-2008: Detroit Tigers (as a free agent on Feb 2, 2004)
  • 2008: New York Yankees (via trade for Kyle Farnsworth on July 30, 2008 – EFA Oct 30, 2008)
  • 2009: Houston Astros (as a free agent on Mar 20, 2009)
  • 2009: Texas Rangers (via trade for Matt Nevarez & Jose Vallejo on Aug 18, 2009)
  • 2010-2011: Washington Nationals (as a free agent on Dec 7, 2009 – GFA Oct 30, 2011)
  • Retired Apr 24, 2012 [ Link ]

Salary History

  • 2011: $3 Million
  • 2010: $3 Million
  • 2009: $1.5 Million (w/ addtl $1.5 Million in incentives)
  • 2008: $13 Million (Team Option picked up 10/02/07)
  • 2007: $11 Million
  • 2006: $11 Million
  • 2005: $8 Million
  • 2004: $7 Million
  • 2003: $10 Million
  • 2002: $9 Million
  • 2001: $8.6 Million
  • 2000: $8.6 Million
  • 1999: $8.6 Million
  • 1998: $6.7 Million
  • 1997: $6.825 Million
  • 1996: $4 Million
  • 1995: $2.675 Million
  • 1994: $520,000
  • 1993: $300,000
  • 1992: $140,000
  • 1991: $120,000 (presumably)

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