About Wandy Rodriguez Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Wandy Rodriguez is presently a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros. Originally from the northern region of the Dominican Republic, he started his major league career with the Astros in 2005 where he had an impressive year striking out 80 batters for the season.
An interesting note in Rodriguez’s life was that he falsified his name and age by using the name Eny Cabrera, who was a friend of his at the time. Rodriguez was actually born on August 18, 1979, and admitted to using an erroneous name in 2002, four years after the Astros welcomed him into the team. He was truly 23 at the time of the confession.
When the Astros made it to the World Series in 2005, the Chicago White Sox had defeated them in a four game sweep. Rodriguez was a relief pitcher who had a mere average performance when he relieved Roger Clemens in the 3rd inning of game one. Unfortunately, his pitching allowed a loss for the Astros, and the White Sox won the game in the end.
Rodriguez’s 2006 season was not an outstanding one for him, as he was sent off to the minors for 60 days, and Brandon Backe was recalled to take his place. It was in August of that year that Rodriguez was recalled to the majors due to Backe’s injuries. In the years to follow, Rodriguez has been above-average with his statistics, and is 2nd on the Astros rotation of pitchers.
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