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Prospect Rodriguez earns Pitcher of Week honors

Prospect Rodriguez earns Pitcher of Week honors

Prospect Rodriguez earns Pitcher of Week honors

CLEVELAND -- Orioles pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez was named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday. Rodriguez is the second pitcher for Double-A Bowie to win the award this season, joining Eddie Gamboa.

Rodriguez had a strong finish to the season, going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA over 14 innings in his final two starts. He allowed seven hits while striking out 11 batters and walking just one.

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The youngest player in Major League Spring Training, the 20-year-old lefty was ranked the Orioles' third-best prospect entering the year.

In his final four starts, Rodriguez went 3-0 with a 0.36 ERA. Overall, he was 4-3 with a 4.22 ERA in 11 Double-A starts. He went 6-4 with a 2.85 ERA in 14 starts with Class A Advanced Frederick to start the season.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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