Monday, October 11, 2010

RODRIGUEZ BACK IN CULIACAN AFTER WORKOUT WITH ROCKIES

The pitching sensation of this year’s Mexican League playoffs has returned to Culiacan for the upcoming Mexican Pacific League season after working out with the Colorado Rockies’ Arizona Instructional League team.

Hector Daniel “Danny” Rodriguez, who was named the Liga’s Playoff MVP after going 5-0 in the postseason for Saltillo’s pennant winners this summer, spent time conditioning with the Rockies under Cuban-born trainer Bernardo Penalver. Rodriguez’ sensational playoff performance raised the eyebrows of a number of MLB organizations, including the Rockies (for whom Mexican baseball legend Vinny Castilla is an assistant general manager).

A Culiacan native who turns 26 in December, the 6’0” lefty pitched for the Tomateros last winter and turned in a 4-2 record and a 2.39 ERA in eleven starts.