Giants call up son of HOFer Pudge Rodriguez
The San Francisco Giants called up pitcher Dereck Rodriguez on Monday.
Rodriguez’s father is Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez, who said in a video message posted to Twitter that he is proud of his son.
— Ivan Pudge Rodriguez (@Pudge_Rodriguez) May 28, 2018
Dereck Rodriguez, 25, is 4-1 with a 3.40 ERA in nine starts for Triple-A Sacramento. Rodriguez was a sixth-round pick by the Minnesota Twins in 2011; this is his first season in the Giants organization. He never made the majors until now.
The right-hander is expected to pitch out of the bullpen for San Francisco.
To make room on the 25-man roster, the Giants sent utilityman Miguel Gomez to Triple-A. Left-hander D.J. Snelten was designated for assignment to open a spot on the team’s 40-man roster for Rodriguez.
The Giants open a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Monday.