The Mariners optioned Rodriguez to the Calgary Cannons of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League (PCL) in August.
He connected for his first Major League home run off Kansas City's Tom Gordon on June 12.
Rodriguez permanently joined the Major League roster in August and got his first taste of postseason play, albeit in just two at-bats.
Again, he was the youngest player in Major League Baseball.
Rodriguez turned down Miami's baseball scholarship and never played college baseball, opting instead to sign with the Seattle Mariners after being selected in the first round of the 1993 amateur draft at the age of 17.