Righty Dereck Rodriguez signs minor league deal with Rockies

DENVER -- Right-hander Dereck Rodriguez has signed a minor league contract with the Colorado Rockies that includes an invitation to spring training.

Rodriguez, 28, is the son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez.

Dereck Rodriguez appeared in 51 games over three seasons with the San Francisco Giants. He compiled a 12-15 record with a 4.27 ERA before being designated for assignment by the Giants on Aug. 26. He was claimed five days later off waivers by Detroit before recently becoming a free agent.

Rodriguez made his major league debut at Coors Field on May 29, 2018. He allowed four runs, one earned, over 3⅓ innings. He also had an RBI double off Kyle Freeland.

Rodriguez was originally a sixth-round pick by the Minnesota Twins in 2011.