While Major League Teams are scurrying to prepare for spring training, the ProSwing Athletic Training Center made one of the best acquisitions of the off-season. They picked up John Rodriguez, 2006 World Series Champion and 13-year professional baseball player. The contract that Rodriguez signed was a little different than his other baseball contracts; instead of signing to play, he signed to teach.
John Rodriguez was drafted in 1995 by to the San Diego Padres. A New York native, he played eight years of minor league ball with the New York Yankees organization before moving to the St. Louis Cardinals. It was in 2006 that he won the World Series with the Cardinals. He returned to the Yankees in 2009. He has since decided not to return for the 2010 season, and instead, become a full-time instructor at ProSwing.
“Rodriguez’s wealth of knowledge and experience make him a perfect candidate to educate and inspire all of our young ball players,” ProSwing owner Dan Gray said. “We are proud to have a player with John’s accomplishments associated with our new facility,” added co-owner Barry Perlow. ProSwing, which recently opened its brand new, 25,000 square foot facility in Port Chester, will now have Rodriguez on their roster of instructors. With locations in Mount Kisco and now Port Chester, ProSwing has helped to train many of this region’s athletes over the last eight years.
“I am really excited to be a part of ProSwing,” Rodriguez said. “I always wanted to share my knowledge and develop young athletes, and now ProSwing has given me that opportunity.”
ProSwing of Port Chester is located at 36 Midland Avenue. To schedule a lesson or for more information call 914-937-6700 or visit the website, http://www.proswingbaseball.com