Giants call up Ivan Rodriguez’s son Dereck
The San Francisco Giants are giving a Major League debut to the son of iconic MLB catcher Ivan Rodriguez.
Dereck Rodriguez, an outfielder-turned-pitcher, is being called up by the Giants, according to his Instagram.
Dereck Rodriguez, son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, will receive his first big league promotion today as Giants begin a series at Coors Field. He announced it on his Instagram. (HT @stacey4401) Dereck converted from OF to P in Twins system in 2014. pic.twitter.com/i8yZuMurYx
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) May 28, 2018
Pitching for Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League, Rodriguez posted a 3.40 ERA in nine starts. He will be used out of the bullpen in San Francisco.
Rodriguez was drafted as an outfielder, but the 25-year-old has only been pitching since 2013. That’s a remarkably quick rise, and now he’ll have a chance to break out of his father’s shadow and form his own big league career.