2008 - Saw action in four games with four official at-bats.
HIGH SCHOOL - Played for Hialeah High School ... Named to the Miami Herald second team All-Dade County ... Batted .365 (23-for-63) with three HR and 15 RBI in his senior season ... Hit .333 (27-for-81) with three HR and 21 RBI in his junior year ... 2007 Florida Bombers Memorial Weekend Home Run Derby champion ... Played for Florida Bombers AAU team and coach Emilio Fernandez ... Selected in the 17th round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Minnesota Twins.
PERSONAL - Born Jose Martin Rodriguez on 5/25/89 ... Parents are Jose L. and Jacqueline ... Chose Carolina because "wanted to have a chance to win a national championship" ... Hobbies are movies and fishing ... Favorite athlete is Muhammad Ali ... Lists Will Smith as favorite actor.