Newly-inducted National Baseball Hall of Famers from left, Bud Selig, Ivan Rodriguez, John Schuerholz, Tim Raines Sr., and Jeff Bagwell hold their plaques after an induction ceremony at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Dean Kuykenell ,left, and his son Jake Kuykenell both of Burleson, Texas wait for the start of the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony to see Ivan Rodriguez, inducted at the Clark Sports Center on Sunday, July 30, 2017, in Cooperstown, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2009, file photo, Houston Astros' catcher Ivan Rodriguez tags Florida Marlins' Jeremy Hermida (27) out at home plate in the 10th inning of a baseball game in Miami. Rodriguez, who holds the major league records for games caught (2,427) and putouts by a catcher (12,376), will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday, July 30, 2017.(AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez talks to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Rodriguez is just the second catcher elected on the first ballot; Johnny Bench is the other. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)
Former Texas Rangers catcher Ivan Rodriguez smiles during a gathering with reporters Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. Rodriguez was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday. Rodriguez is just the second catcher elected on the first ballot; Johnny Bench is the other. (AP Photo/Schuyler Dixon)
Former catcher Ivan Rodriguez hugs daughters Ivanna Sofia (left) and Amanda Christine at a news conference announcing his retirement in Arlington, Texazs. Rodriguez retired with the Rangers. (Associated Press)
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos (left) grew up idolizing Ivan Rodriguez. Ramos, who was acquired from Minnesota in July 2010, quickly took to learning from the 14-time All-Star. Rodriguez announced his retirement Monday, ending his 21-year career. (Associated Press)
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Washington catcher Ivan Rodriguez questions home plate umpire Lance Barksdale after being called out on strikes during the second inning of their 8-0 loss to the Florida Marlins.
St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday scores on a double by David Freese as Washington Nationals catcher Ivan Rodriguez waits for the late throw during the eighth inning of Thursday's game, which the Cards won 5-0. (Associated Press)
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals' Ivan Rodriguez (7) gets a high-five from teammate Ian Desmond (6) after Rodriguez hit a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, in Phoenix. For Rodriguez it was the 300th home run in his career while playing catcher.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington Nationals' Adam Dunn (44) is congratulated by Ivan Rodriguez (7) after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in Washington.