Red Sox sign infielder Henry Rodriguez


The Red Sox signed another infielder to their organization on Tuesday, signing ex-Reds infielder Henry Rodriguez to a minor league deal. Rodriguez is not to be confused with another Henry Rodriguez, who has pitched for a few minor league teams. Baseball-reference attached at least one article to the infielder’s page that was intended for the pitcher’s page Typically, one can tell what scouts initially thought about a player from the round he was drafted in, but Rodriguez was signed as a minor league free agent from his native Venezuela in 2007.

Another unusual part of Rodriguez’ resume is that he did not play anywhere last season. In 2013, his minor league record lists 175 games played between Venezuela and AAA Louisville posting a .274/.319/.335 batting line with four homers, splitting time between second base and third base. The 25 year old was last in the majors in 2012, posting just a .174.269/.217 batting line in 26 plate appearances over two short appearances at the major league level in 2011 and 2012. He was lent on a couple occasions to other organizations’ summer league teams in the Dominican and Venezuela but has played for only the Reds, otherwise.

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Much like the Red Sox other minor league deals, this is a minor league depth signing who stands little chance to see major league time but might be called on in an emergency, since he does have major league and AAA experience as a utility player.

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