Originally written on Reds Minor Leagues  |  Last updated 11/16/12
The 2012 season was an up and down season for Yorman Rodriguez as he split his time between Bakersfield and Dayton. After a solid season in Dayton during the 2011 season the Reds sent the 19-year-old Rodriguez to the California League to play with the Bakersfield Blaze. To say that April went poorly for the Venezuelan teenager would be an understatement. He hit .187/.205/.240 with 2 walks and 34 strikeouts in just 78 plate appearances. For as bad as April was, May was worse. Rodriguez went 0-15 with a walk and seven strikeouts over the first week of the month before the Reds decided to shut him down and send him to Arizona to work on his swing mechanics. It was probably also a good thing for his mental state to just get away from what was just an absolutely terrible start to the season. The Reds held Rodriguez back in Arizona for 7 weeks before sending him to Dayton on June 22nd. Things again started out slowly as the outfielder hit just .194/.237/.361 in 38 plate appearances to end...
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