Eladio Rodriguez, the most prominent veteran of the Israel Baseball League, is again moving on up in the New York Yankees minor league operation.
The man they call E-Rod had gone from the AAA Scranton/Wilkes Barre Yankees to the Single A Staten Island Baby Bombers, back to Scranton, a step from Yankee Stadium, and down a step to the AA Trenton Thunder, all in the space of a month, before being kicked back down to the Single A NY-Penn League farm team in Staten Island a couple of weeks ago.
But now, the catcher and slugger has been transferred back up to Trenton!
Last time around, Eladio appeared in two games for the Thunder, going one-for-eight (he went one for five against the Reading Phillies, with a double). He appeared in one other game this season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, batting one-for-three with a double against Buffalo. The Modi'in Miracle star was signed by the Yankees out of the IBL, controversially, on November 24, 2007.
Trenton plays the middle game of a three-game series tonight in Norwich, Connecticut, against the Connecticut Defenders, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants The Thunder returns home on Friday night to face Reading, the Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies.