Chris Rodriguez was born on July 20, 1998, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He is 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Rodriguez attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens, Florida. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the fourth round of the 2016 MLB Draft.
He missed all of 2018 and most of 2019 due to a back injury. He did not play a minor league game in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Angels added Rodriguez to their 40-man roster after the 2020 season. On April 2, 2021, Rodriguez made his MLB debut in relief against the Chicago White Sox, pitching two innings with three strikeouts.
On May 6, he was placed on the 10-day injured list after experiencing shoulder inflammation. On June 4, Rodriguez was activated from the injured list and made his return 3 days later in relief against the Kansas City Royals.
On August 2, 2021, Rodriguez was called back up to the major league roster, making his first career start against the Texas Rangers. He pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 7 batters.
Rodriguez would later be optioned back and forth from the major league roster several times until August 14, 2021, when he was placed on the 7-day injured list while with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees due to a lat strain, eventually shutting him down for the rest of the season.
In 15 appearances, he posted a 2-1 record with a 3.65 ERA and 29 strikeouts. On November 8, 2021, it was announced that Rodriguez was expected to miss most of, if not all the 2022 season after undergoing right capsule surgery.