Ivan Rodriguez to announce his retirement

The 21-year veteran and former long-time Texas Ranger Ivan Rodriguez is expected to officially announce his retirement on Monday, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

Rodriguez, who once played for the Yankees in 2008 when the Yankees were dealt an injury to Jorge Posada, is putting an end to a historic career.¬†He played for 21 seasons, won an MVP award with Texas in ’99, a World Series with the Marlins in ’03, was elected to 14 All-Star teams, won 13 Gold Gloves, and seven Silver Sluggers. He also caught two no-hitters and played on the Puerto Rican World Baseball Classic team.

Pudge obviously never did anything with the Yankees, but I always thought it was cool that he was at least on the team briefly after being traded for Kyle Farnsworth. He had a damn good career and the Yankees will now be listed on his plaque at Cooperstown when he eventually gets into the Hall of Fame.

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One Response to Ivan Rodriguez to announce his retirement

  1. Mike Sommer says:

    I wouldn't be so sure about the HOF, there. There have been, and still are, steroid rumors regarding him, and you have to wonder how that'll play with the voters. So far, anyone with even a sniff of steroid suspicion has wound up far from the required 75%.