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Rox, RHP Rodríguez ink Minor League deal

@harding_at_mlb
November 9, 2020

DENVER -- Former Giants right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodríguez has signed with the Rockies on a Minor League contract, with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, his agent announced, and the Rockies confirmed, on Monday. The agent, Gavin Kahn of EnterSports Management, announced the deal in a tweet.

DENVER -- Former Giants right-handed pitcher Dereck Rodríguez has signed with the Rockies on a Minor League contract, with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, his agent announced, and the Rockies confirmed, on Monday.

The agent, Gavin Kahn of EnterSports Management, announced the deal in a tweet.

Rodríguez, 28, son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodríguez, is 12-15 with a 4.27 ERA in 51 Major League games across three seasons, including 35 starts. He made two appearances (six earned runs in four innings pitched) in 2020. The Tigers claimed him Rodríguez off waivers from the Giants in late August, but he never appeared for the team.

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A Twins sixth-round pick in the 2011 Draft, Rodríguez broke in with the Giants in '18 and went 6-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 21 games (19 starts), with 89 strikeouts against 36 walks in 118 1/3 innings pitched. In '19, Rodríguez went 6-11 with a 5.64 ERA in 28 games (16 starts).

He is 1-0 with a 1.88 ERA in three games, including two starts, at Coors Field. On Sept. 4, 2018, Rodríguez held the Rockies to one run and six hits, with six strikeouts, in six innings of a game the Giants lost, 6-2.

Thomas Harding has covered the Rockies since 2000, and for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb and like his Facebook page.