Rangers getting Pudge Rodriguez
The Rangers are close to a trade to acquire catcher Ivan Rodriguez from the Houston Astros. It would be for two mid-tier prospects.
Rodriguez is coming as the backup catcher. He has been told that and he understands that Taylor Teagarden would be the Rangers starter.
Rodriguez, 37, is hitting .251 with eight home runs and 34 RBI in 93 games and 344 plate appearances for the Astros.
Rodriguez played the Rangers from 1991 to 2002, winning the American League Most Valuable Player Award in 1999. He is a 13-time Gold Glove winner at catcher and a 14-time All-Star. He remains in the Rangers top ten in just about every career offensive category.