Left-handed starting pitcher who broke into the MLB with the Houston Astros in 2005.
He grew up playing baseball in Santiago Rodriguez, Dominican Republic.
He pitched in the 2005 World Series, appearing in two games and posting a 2.45 ERA.
His uncle Faustino Rodriguez helped him get signed and move out of his impoverished neighborhood and succeed.
From 2005 to 2007 he played alongside seven-time All-Star Craig Biggio on the Astros.
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