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Ivan Rodriguez Enjoys Watching His Son Dereck Embark On His Professional Career With The Twins

Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez is not the only pro baseball player in the family. His son Dereck, who was a 6th round pick of the Minnesota Twins in the 2011 draft is beginning his career, and proud papa Pudge is getting a chance to watch him play this offseason. Ivan has been a regular spectator this past week at the Twins instructional league games watching his son, an outfielder, play. In the story link below, both Ivan and Dereck talk about the support each has provided as their respective baseball careers have progressed, and looking forward to the opportunity to play winter ball together as teammates for the first time. It’s a good read.

All-Star ready for son to shine — News-Press.com

Derek Jeter, Ivan Rodriguez Lead 2011 Florida State League Hall Of Fame Class

New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter and Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez are among 11 men announced as part of the 2011 Florida State League Hall of Fame class. Joining Jeter & Rodriguez will be Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jose Rijo, and journeyman pitcher Gene Nelson among others including former World Series Champion reliever Darold Knowles. The induction is set to take place on November 2nd, 2011 in Daytona Beach Florida.

Florida State League Hall of Fame Class of 2011 includes Jeter, Pudge and Hurdle Examiner.com