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Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:47 pm
 
Ivan RodriguezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Ivan Rodriguez wants to play long enough to get to 3,000 hits, but his agent said he understands he's a backup at this point in his career.

Rodriguez, who will turn 40 later this month, is 156 hits from 3,000 -- a number that could take several years as a backup to accomplish. Last season in Washington, he managed just 27 hits, a year after 106 in 111 games.

"I know Pudge wants to get to 3,000 hits, that's an important dimension for him," Rodriguez's agent, Scott Boras, told the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. "I think it's clear [he] understands [he's] not going to be an everyday player."

Boras said his client has "received a high-level of interest" on the market, including his last team, the Nationals. Kilgore also notes the Twins, who drafted Rodriquez's son, Dereck, as another possibility.

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Since: May 18, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 5:30 pm
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

Best catcher to ever play the game. It is however, time for him to retire.



Since: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

I think the Royals should take a look...who better to mentor both the young pitchers, from Danny Duffy and Aaron Crow to, hopefully, Mike Montgomery, as well as the up-and-coming young catcher Salvador Perez than Ivan Rodrigquez??

I'd much rather see Pudge in blue than bringing back Jason Kendall!



Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2011 1:54 pm
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

MN is a good fit.  Back-up catcher, 1B and DH.  Could net him 250-300 Ab's.  I didn't know his son is in the organization which is another plus.  It will take him 2-3 years but he can get there. 


tianyougo
Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:21 am
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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:09 am
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

He should sign with the Marlins. That spacious field would allow it as long as he is swinging for just base hits. They could use him as a backup catcher and backup first basemen.



Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:55 am
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

Pudge should go back to the AL where he can get more ABs as a DH.  I wouldn't mind him on my favorite team (Red Sox).



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:39 am
 

Agent: Ivan Rodriguez accepting of backup role

156 hits is a long ways off for a 40+ back up.
Don't see it happening. Not when he had 27 hits last year!!


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