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A day later, Rodriguez gets a start

Catcher Iván Rodríguez is getting a rare day-game-after-night-game start today because of the all-star break this week. According to Manager Jim Riggleman, the plan is to continue having Rodríguez catch no more than three days in a row.

"For the most part, unless something extraordinary's going on, we try to keep him at three," Riggleman said. "If we go through it and he's feeling just outstanding, maybe we'll make an adjustment then. But other than that, we'll go three in a row and day off."

Rodríguez, who is hitting .294 with a home run and 27 RBI, said his he was happy with the schedule but also hinted that he expects to play more in the second half.

"I'm feeling good. [The schedule] is to keep me fresher and stronger for the second half. In the second half, I'm going to play a lot," said Rodríguez.

The more games Rodríguez plays, the closer he gets to the 3,000-hit milestone. The 14-time all-star has 62 hits this season and is 227 away from the mark.

By Jorge Castillo  |  July 11, 2010; 1:24 PM ET
Categories:  Ivan Rodriguez  
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