Dereck Rodriguez — son of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez — made his Major League debut on Tuesday, pitching for the San Francisco Giants. His ESPN player profile, though, has some mistakes.
Obviously, the picture of his father is what will get most of the attention. But looking a little closer, the information is actually just as hilarious.
From what we can gather, Dereck was, in fact, born in Arlington, Texas on June 5, 1992. That much is correct. He is not a 21-year-veteran, though. That’s a distinction that belongs to his father. Dereck did not make his MLB debut as a young child.
Something clearly got mixed up in the database.