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Wilking Rodriguez | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/2/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees signed RHP Wilking Rodriguez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Rodriguez was cut loose by the Royals even though he posted a 2.36 ERA with 27 strikeouts over 26 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A. It's possible he'll be up in September. Aug 21 - 7:43 PM

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Royals designated RHP Wilking Rodriguez for assignment.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for Josh Willingham. Rodriguez made it up for two games with the Royals this season and has pitched great between Double- and Triple-A, holding a 2.36 ERA with 27 strikeouts over 26 2/3 frames. It's possible the 24-year-old will draw interest on waivers.
Aug 11 - 7:13 PM

Royals optioned RHP Wilking Rodriguez to Triple-A Omaha.

Rodriguez tossed two scoreless innings during his brief time with the big club. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Donnie Joseph.
Jun 9 - 6:50 PM

Royals purchased the contract of RHP Wilking Rodriguez from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll take the place of Louis Coleman on the active roster. Rodriguez, 23, signed a minor league deal with the Royals over the winter and had a 1.38 ERA and 14/4 K/BB ratio over his first 13 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He'll operate in middle relief.
Jun 2 - 4:03 PM

Royals signed RHP Wilking Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

The 23-year-old right-hander, who has never appeared above High-A ball, tossed nine scoreless innings for the Rays rookie league team in 2013. He's an intriguing arm, but a long ways away from making an impact at the major league level.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 01:17:00 PM

Rays sent RHP Wilking Rodriguez outright to Triple-A Durham.

Rodriguez never made an appearance as a September callup. The 22-year-old will not be protected in advance of December's Rule 5 Draft.
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 03:25:00 PM

Rays recalled RHP Wilking Rodriguez from High-A Charlotte.

Rodriguez posted a 5.56 ERA in seven starts for Charlotte this season. He's a long ways away from being major league-ready.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 12:56:00 PM

Rays optioned RHP Wilking Rodriguez to High-A Charlotte.

Rodriguez allowed two runs over four innings during Grapefruit League action. The 21-year-old right-hander was added to the Rays' 40-man roster in November, despite being limited to just 45 innings last season between Low-A Hudson Valley and Class A Bowling Green.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 04:10:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Wilking Rodriguez from Class A Bowling Green.

The Rays moved him to the 40-man roster in advance of the Rule 5 Draft. The 21-year-old Rodriguez was limited to just 45 innings this season between Low-A Hudson Valley and Class A Bowling Green due to shoulder problems, but still has plenty of promise.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 04:19:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
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PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Rich Hill