Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez (2008)
Hall of Fame catcher Ivan ‘Pudge’ Rodriguez is well-known for his time in several different uniforms, but his half-season as a Yankee is often forgotten.
Rodriguez was named an all-star 14 times, including 10 times as a Texas Ranger (1992-2001) and four times with the Detroit Tigers (2004-2007). In 2003, Rodriguez helped the Florida Marlins take down the Yankees in a six-game world series.
Most Yankee fans remember him for that but not his 33 games in Pinstripes during the 2008 season. After Jorge Posada had season-ending surgery, New York traded relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth to Detroit to land the 14-time All-Star.
In 33 games, Rodriguez hit just .219 with two home runs and three RBIs. After the season, Rodriguez split the 2009 season between the Astros and Rangers and finished his career, spending the 2010 and 2011 seasons with the Washington Nationals.