Tony Rodríguez (baseball)

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Tony Rodríguez
Shortstop
Born: (1970-08-15) August 15, 1970 (age 50)
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Batted: RightThrew: Right
MLB debut
July 6,  1996, for the  Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
September 23,  1996, for the  Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .239
Home runs 1
Runs batted in 9
Teams

Luis Antonio Rodríguez (born August 15, 1970 in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and current independent league manager. He played for the Boston Red Sox during the 1996 season.

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Playing career

Listed at 5' 11", 165 lb., Rodríguez batted and threw right-handed. He was selected by Boston in the 1991 draft out of the University of Charleston.

In one-season career, Rodríguez was a .239 hitter (16-for-67) with nine RBI in 27 games, including one home run, one double, and seven runs scored.

Rodríguez also played in the Red Sox, Mariners and Cubs minor league systems from 1992 to 2001, hitting .243 with 11 home runs and 167 RBI in 616 games.

Managing career

On May 16, 2018, Rodríguez was contracted by the Puerto Rico Islanders of the Empire Professional Baseball League (EPBL). [1] During the regular season, he led the team to a second-place finish with a 2718 record. On August 12, 2018, Rodríguez managed the Islanders to the Zakari Cup (EPBL) championship by besting the New York Bucks in the final series. This was the team's first title in two seasons of existence.

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