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Former Nationals Catcher Pudge Rodriguez To Announce Retirement Monday, According To Report

Former Washington Nationals catcher Pudge Rodriguez has announced his retirement, according to a report.

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Pudge Rodriguez entered major league baseball in 1991 with the Texas Rangers and had a career the spanned all the way through the 2011 season with the Washington Nationals. The former Washington Nationals catcher is expected to announce his retirement from Major League Baseball on Monday in Arlington, Texas according to a report by Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

In his career, Rodriguez played for nine different major league ball clubs, spending the final two years of his career with the Nats. Pudge played in 155 games for the Nationals in the two seasons combined. He is known as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball history and won the American League MVP in the 1999 season.

According to the report, Rodriguez plans to retire as a Texas Ranger on Monday.

For more on the Pudge Rodriguez retirement and the Washington Nationals, visit SB Nation's Nationals blog Federal Baseball.