Found April 24, 2012 on Bob's Blitz :
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS - Ivan Pudge Rodriguez traded places with Texas DH Michael Young and made one last throw to second base at Rangers Ballpark yesterday as he retired after 21 seasons. "It's a very... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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