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Daily Dodger in Review: Paco Rodriguez takes a step back
Daily Dodger in Review: Paco Rodriguez takes a step back

PACO RODRIGUEZ, 23, reliever. Final 2014 stats: 1-0, 3.86 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, .250 opponent batting average, 14 strikeouts and four walks in 14 innings; at triple-A Albuquerque – 2-3, 4.40 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, three saves, 35 strikeouts and 17 walks in 28 2/3 innings. Contract status: Under team control. The good: Continued to strike out batters at every level. In his last 10 appearances (7 2/3 innings) with the Dodgers, he allowed only one run, with eight strikeouts and two walks. The bad: Not the season Rodriguez had anticipated. He spent most of it in the minors after getting off to a rough start. By the end of April, he had a 7.11 ERA and 1.74 WHIP and was sent down. When he was...

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