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Articles tagged: Dereck Rodriguez

Giants P hurt hamstring during fight with Dodgers

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Dereck Rodriguez wound up as collateral damage of Tuesday night’s fight against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The San Francisco Giants right-hander was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that Rodriguez suffered the injury during the aforementioned benches-clearing brawl with the Dodgers.

Yasiel Puig and Nick Hundley were the primary combatants in the incident, which occurred in the seventh inning of the eventual 2-1 Giants win. Puig got a fine and a two-game suspension as a result, while Hundley was also fined.

As for Rodriguez, who holds a 2.25 ERA in 12 starts this year and is the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, his injury is not quite unprecedented. Earlier this season, we saw another pitcher get hurt under very similar circumstances.

Giants call up Ivan Rodriguez’s son Dereck

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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.

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.