December 19, 2005
Texas sent pitcher RICARDO RODRIGUEZ to Philadelphia to complete the trade for Vicente Padilla.
The Rangers acquired Rodriguez along with Shane Spencer from Cleveland in 2003 for outfielder Ryan Ludwick. For a week in July 2004, Rodriguez made the trade look pretty one-sided with a three-hit, two-walk shutout (of the Tribe, no less) followed by a scored six-and-one-third versus Toronto. During a less impressive start against Anaheim, he took a line shot off his elbow and missed the last two months of the season. Rodriguez pitched himself back to AAA the next spring, and though he rejoined the Rangers as Ryan Drese’s replacement, he didn’t pitch well and wound up disabled again by August. He departs Texas with five wins, fourteen starts and three relief appearances, a 4.41 ERA in 84 innings, 29 walks and 39 strikeouts.
The 40-man roster has one opening.
Posted by Lucas at December 19, 2005 05:28 PM