Iván Rodríguez Torres (born November 30, 1971), nicknamed "Pudge" and "I-Rod", is a former Major League Baseball catcher from Puerto Rico. In his career, he has played for the Texas Rangers (on two different tours, comprising the majority of his career), Florida Marlins, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Washington Nationals.
Rodríguez was awarded the AL MVP award in 1999. He is also regarded as one of the best defensive catchers of all time. Rodríguez won the World Series with the Marlins in 2003, and also played in the 2006 World Series while with the Tigers. On June 17, 2009, Rodríguez set a MLB record by catching his 2,227th game, passing Carlton Fisk. Through 2011, he had the best career caught stealing percentage of any active major league catcher, at 45.68%