As reported by Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, Pudge Rodriguez has encountered limited interest in his services thus far, and is hoping that a strong showing in the World Baseball Classic will change that.
"I’m in great shape," Rodriguez said. "Whoever gets me, it’s going to be a lot like hitting the lotto. I’m back in the shape I was in 2004. I’m at 195-200 (pounds), and I’m ready to go."
In 2004, Pudge went .334/.383/.510 in 575 plate appearances; in 2008, he went .276/.319/.394 in 429.