New Britain (AA-Eastern League) first baseman/outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. In six games for the Rock Cats, Rodriguez hit .462 (12-for-26) with three home runs, six RBI, scored seven runs and had one walk. The 27-year-old is hitting .319 (44-for-138) with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 17 RBI and 27 runs scored in 38 games at New Britain.
The Columbian born 6’0′ 195 pound Rodriguez can play the corner outfield positions and some first base and bats and throws right handed. Rodriguez was originally signed by the New York Yankees in 2006 as an undrafted free agent and played in their farm system for just two years before being released. Rodriguez sat out 2008 and played independent ball in 2009 before the Boston Red Sox took a chance on him prior to the 2010 season and he played in the Red Sox system through the 2012 season before becoming a free agent and signing with Minnesota. Although he only hit .231 for New Britain last season, he did hit 21 home runs.