Wanna feel old? Dereck Rodriguez, the son of Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, is being called up by the San Francisco Giants and will make his big league debut this week.
Rodriguez, 25, is a pitcher, though he began his minor league career as an outfielder. He has posted a 3.40 ERA and has struck out 53 batters in 50.1 innings in nine starts at Triple-A Sacramento this season. This is his first year in the Giants organization after spending the last seven seasons in the Twins system. He was a sixth round selection in the 2011 MLB Draft, which took place during his father’s final season in the big leagues. He signed as a minor league free agent with the Giants back in November.
Dude looks just like his dad, too. Well, except for the hair.