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Recently I had a chance to do a quick interview with Red Sox prospect Reynaldo Rodriguez. Rodriguez is a 26 year old slugger out of Colombia who is currently playing for the Portland Sea Dogs. He has a powerful bat and was discovered by the Red Sox in an independent league when he was playing for the Yuma Scorpions. In 2009, he was named the Independent Leagues top prospect by Baseball America.
He’s currently hitting .258/.348/.546 with 10 home runs, 13 doubles, and two doubles. He currently is a 1st baseman, but can play left field. He is projected by SoxProspects.com to become a major league bench player with improvements with strike zone management and selectiveness.
Andrew Rodriguez: You started our your career with the Yankees. How was that experience different from the Red Sox?
Reynaldo Rodriguez: I was a star in the Dominican Summer league in 2004, and it is the same for both teams, they just have different systems.
Andrew Rodriguez: You sustained a serious injury in 2008. W...
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Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.
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Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
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TV: NESN, ESPN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio