1 Thru 9: Sal Rodriguez

If you’re trying to spot first baseman Sal Rodriguez at the ballpark, just look for the guy signing autographs, playing catch with children or chatting with the fans.

The Crystal Lake, Illinois native has quickly become a fan favourite in Medicine Hat and for the 6-foot-2 right-handed batter, the feeling is mutual. Rodriguez loves being at the diamond and he also enjoys engaging with the fans.

But the Minot State University student, who is entering his senior year, can play too.

Rodriguez recently made some time for us and our “1 Thru 9” feature series.

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