PENSACOLA, Fla. (May 18, 2019) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Saturday that right-handed pitcher Jose Rodriguez has been promoted from the Double-A Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Rodriguez, 23, made 28 starts with the BayBears over the past two seasons. His 23 starts last year were the most by any returning BayBears pitcher on the 2019 Opening Day roster. Rodriguez posted a 7-12 record with a 6.27 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 132 total innings pitched at the Double-A level. He held opponents to two runs or fewer in three of his five starts this season.
In 128 professional games, 103 starts, Rodriguez has a 30-36 record with a 4.61 ERA. The Bolivar, Venezuela native was originally signed by the Angels as an international free agent on December 3, 2012. Rodriguez was a Mid-Season All-Star with Burlington in 2016 and Inland Empire in 2017. This is the first time Rodriguez has been promoted to Triple-A in his career.
In a corresponding move, right-handed pitcher Zack Kelly has been activated from the 7-day injured list. Kelly has allowed just three earned runs in 15 innings of relief with the BayBears this season.
The BayBears continue a five-game road series against the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Saturday at 6:05 p.m. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Pensacola feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on MobileBayBears.com, the TuneIn app, and the MiLB First Pitch app, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 5:45 p.m.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 2. The new BayBears Pass is available, featuring a general admission ticket to every BayBears game at Hank Aaron Stadium for only $19.97 per month. Season ticket packages and partial plans are also available, featuring a 7-game plan and a 12-game option to guarantee bobbleheads and receive tickets to select fireworks nights. Individual game tickets can be purchased online at MobileBayBears.com or by calling 251-572-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 175 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 572-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.
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