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Iván Rodríguez

Ivan Rodriguez
MLB Player information
NameIván Rodríguez
PositionCatcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB debutJuly 20, 1991 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
Batting average.297
Home runs311
Runs batted in1332
Hits2842
On-base plus slugging.798
Doubles572
Teams
*Texas Rangers (1991 2002) *Florida Marlins (2003) *Detroit Tigers (2004 2008) *New York Yankees (2008) *Houston Astros (2009) *Texas Rangers (2009) *Washington Nationals (2010-present)
*AL Most Valuable Player Award winner (1999) *7x Silver Slugger Award winner (1994 1999; 2004) *13x Gold Glove Award winner (1992 2001; 2004; 2006 2007) Record for catchers. *14× All-Star selection (1992 2001; 2004 2007) *World Series Champion (2003)

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Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971, in Manatí, Puerto Rico), nicknamed "Pudge" and "I-Rod", is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Washington Nationals. In his career, he has played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, comprising the majority of his career), Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros, and Washington Nationals.

He is ranked as one of the greatest catchers in the history of the major leagues. Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999. He is also regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time.

Rodríguez won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003, and also played in the 2006 World Series while with the Tigers. On June 17, 2009, Rodríguez set a MLB record by catching his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk. Through 2011, he had the best career caught stealing percentage of any active major league catcher, at 45.68%.


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