Despite Toby Hall’s sore shoulder, the Astros will not be signing Ivan Rodriguez. Said GM Ed Wade (MLB.com’s Alyson Footer reporting):
"We’re not signing Pudge. Put that one to rest. We have no expectation to sign Pudge."
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post learned yesterday that the Mets are not interested in Rodriguez either. It seems that Pudge’s one option is the Marlins for near the league minimum.