Attended Liceo Jose Debeau school in Puerto Plata,
Dominican Republic...full name is Victor (Marte) Manuel
Rodriguez...pitched for Magallanes in Venezuela winter league
and qualified for 2013 Carribean World Series...resides in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.2012Made the club as a non-roster invitee out of Spring Training with his last MLB appearance coming in 2010 with Kansas City. Appeared in a career-high 48 MLB games, and 60 overall including 12 during a stint in Triple-A Memphis (7/28-9/1). Earned first win since 7/7/10 on 6/24 at KC and then picked up win the very next day at MIA(6/25). Final win of the season came on last game of the season vs. CIN (10/3). Struck out 40 batters over 36.1 innings for a 9.91 strikeouts/9 IP average.
Ranked 27th in the National League with a 27.5 Inherited Runners Scored percentage. Was T20th in the National League with 40 inherited runners. Suffered two losses during the season, both in walk-off fashion: at Detroit(6/21) and at Cincinnati(7/14). Optioned to Memphis (AAA) on 7/25 and recalled on 9/3. Was 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 appearances in Triple-A; unscored upon in 7-of-last-8 appearances. From Opening Day through 5/11, posted a 2.57 ERA over 14 appearances with 10 being scoreless.2011Acquired from the Kansas City Royals on April 13, for cash considerations...Established career highs with 31 saves, 55 appearances, 62.1 innings pitched and 52 strikeouts while pitching the entire season in Memphis (AAA), leading the Pacific Coast League, all of Triple-A and Cardinals farmhands in saves...His 1.44 ERA was the 3rd lowest in Minor League Baseball among pitchers with 55 or more games pitched...Recorded 45 scoreless appearances out of 55 and allowed no more than two runs in any appearance (3 times)...Finished the season with 13 consecutive scoreless appearances (12.1 IP), surrendering just four hits and stranding all seven inherited runners...Ranked among PCL leaders in appearances (55, 5th), games finished (48, 2nd), opponents BA (.210, 2nd), fewest baserunners allowed per 9 IP (9.82, 1st) and lowest BB/9 IP ratio (2.60, 4th)...Made 14 appearances of four outs or more...Was outstanding at Autozone Park, recording a 2-0 mark with an 0.78 ERA (3 ER/34.2 IP) and 20 saves in 23 opportunities...Held opposing batters to a .198 BA (20-101) with only three extra base hits with runners on base...Posted an 0.75 ERA in 12 June appearances (8 saves) and followed it with an 0.64 ERA in 11 July appearances (7 saves).2010Earned first Major League win on 6/11 vs. CIN throwing a scoreless 10th inning in an 11 inning 6-5 win...recorded four consecutive scoreless appearances from 6/17-28 over 4.2 innings...is currently riding a three-game win streak...stranded eight of his first nine inherited runners...made 25 relief appearances in
Omaha (AAA) with a 4-1 record, 3.32 ERA and three saves in four opportunities....13 of his 25 appearances were four outs or more with a career high of 4.0 IP at Las Vegas (5/17)...tied career
best with five strikeouts at Reno (5/13) in 2.2 IP.2009Began 2009 at Double-A Northwest Arkansas, where he appeared in 13 games...promoted to Omaha (AAA)
on May 26...pitched in 26 games at Omaha, compiling a 1-4 mark and a 2.13 ERA...Had his contract selected on September 5...worked a scoreless inning in his Major League debut the next day against the Los Angeles Angels.2008Made just one appearance in his final season with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp in Japan in 2008...Pitched for Licey in the Dominican Winter League following the 2008 season...in 20 relief appearances, went 1-2 with 1 save and a 1.42 ERA...in 19 innings, allowed 11 hits, 7 runs, 3 earned runs, 8 walks and struck out 18...opponents hit just .175 against him.2007Pitched for Hiroshima in Japan making 30 relief app. over three years registering an 0-2 record with a 6.16 ERA.2006Pitched for Hiroshima in Japan making 30 relief app. over three years registering an 0-2 record with a 6.16 ERA...posted a 1.59 ERA in 12 appearances during 2006, his most efficient of the three seasons he spent in Japan.2005Was placed on the Major League Baseball Disqualified
List on April 12, 2002 for contract violation, and did not pitch from 2002-05.2004Was placed on the Major League Baseball Disqualified
List on April 12, 2002 for contract violation, and did not pitch from 2002-05.2003Was placed on the Major League Baseball Disqualified
List on April 12, 2002 for contract violation, and did not pitch from 2002-05.2002Was placed on the Major League Baseball Disqualified
List on April 12, 2002 for contract violation, and did not pitch from 2002-05.2001Pitched his second season in the DSL making 16
appearances with 13 starts...posted six wins and a 4.02 ERA...struck out 51 in 65.0 innings...recorced one save.2000Made 10 starts and three relief appearances for the
Dominican Summer League Royals...posted a 4-3 record with a 2.16 ERA...did not allow a home run in 50.0 innings pitched.