Eduardo Rodriguez (minors04)
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Eduardo Jose Rodriguez Hernandez
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
 Biographical Information
Eduardo Rodriguez has pitched in the minors.
Rodriguez was signed by Baltimore Orioles scout Calvin Maduro in 2010. He went 3-4 with a 2.33 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 65 2/3 IP that summer for the DSL Orioles 1. In 2011, he appeared for the GCL Orioles (1-1, Sv, 1.81, 46 K in 44 2/3 IP, .177 opponent average) and the Aberdeen Ironbirds (3 R in 4 IP). Baseball America rated him as the #18 prospect in the Gulf Coast League, between Victor De Leon and Austin Brice. At age 19 in 2012, he was playing full-season ball, going 5-7 with a 3.70 ERA for the Delmarva Shorebirds. Baseball America listed him as the fifth-best prospect in the Orioles system. He opened 2013 well with the Frederick Keys (6-4, 2.85), earning a promotion to AA and a spot in the 2013 Futures Game.
In the 2013 Futures Game, Rodriguez relieved Rafael De Paula in the bottom of the 6th with a 3-2 deficit against the USA. He retired Brandon Nimmo, Christian Walker and Chris Owings in order (Owings on a strikeout). Miguel Almonte replaced him in the 7th. He finished the season with the Bowie BaySox, where he went 4-3, 4.22 in 11 games. Back at Bowie in 2014, he suffered a setback when he injured his knee lifting weights and as a result was only 3-7, 4.79 in 16 games when he was traded to the Boston Red Sox on July 31st in return for major league lefthanded reliever Andrew Miller.