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Ivan Rodriguez Not "The Answer" For Giants

The Giants "don't consider [Ivan Rodriguez] the answer" for their catching problems, tweets USA Today's Bob Nightengale.  San Francisco at least asked the Nationals about Rodriguez when Buster Posey was lost to a season-ending injury and are known to be looking for other options behind the plate.

Rodriguez is hitting just .205/.255/.330 in 95 plate appearances this season, while the man he'd be replacing, Eli Whiteside, collected two hits today to raise his line up to .190/.284/.293 in 67 plate appearances.  While Whiteside is obviously nowhere close to Rodriguez's stature in career numbers, the negligble difference in what the two men have produced in 2011 makes it no surprise that the Giants aren't interested in matching Washington's reported high asking price for their veteran catcher.








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