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Report: Pudge Rodriguez to return to Lone Star state

HOUSTON, TX - Several media outlets are reporting that the Houston Astros have reached a deal with catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

ESPN reports it is a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Rodriguez is the only player in baseball history with at least 13 Gold Gloves and a career .300 average or better.

The catcher spent last season with the Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees.

Rodriguez played for the Texas Rangers from 1991 to 2002. In 1999 he won the American League's Most Valuable Player award.

In 2003, Rodriguez joined the Florida Marlins, helping the team win the World Series.

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