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Rodriguez Picking It Up

Rodriguez had 29 RBI in 26 May games

ST. LUCIE, FL – Slow starts are not uncommon in baseball. But there are slow starts and then there are "slow" starts. St. Lucie Mets third baseman Aderlin Rodriguez was experiencing the latter, posting a lowly .186 batting average in the month of April. But despite the grim beginning to his second season with the ballclub, he kept working hard and was able to deliver a great performance in May.

"I didn't start the season the way I was expecting it to start," Rodriguez said by way of a teammate translating. "But I am very confident because of the improvement that I have shown within the last month and I think things are going into the right direction. "Right now, it feels like my approach at the plate is way better than it was at the beginning of the season and my defense has been...

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