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Cardinals Scout Rodny Jimenez Passed Away

Only with the publication of the St. Louis Cardinals 2015 Media Guide did I learn of the untimely passing of Cardinals scout Rodny Jimenez. Despite no preexisting symptoms, Jimenez suffered a heart attack on June 4, 2014 and died at the age of 32.

Starting in 2012, Jimenez had been employed by the team as an area scout in his native Dominican Republic. The most prominent event of the 2012 graduate of the MLB Scouting School Program’s scouting career may have been his key role in the signing of Alex Reyes, one of the organization’s top pitching prospects.

As a player, Jimenez was signed by the Atlanta Braves as a pitcher in 1999. He played six minor league seasons, his final three in the US, advancing to Class-A.

Jimenez is survived by his wife, Jacqueline, and two children, Rodny, Jr. and Roselyn.

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2 Responses to “Cardinals Scout Rodny Jimenez Passed Away”

  1. crdswmn says:

    Wow, that is so tragic.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Horribly tragic for the surviving family that such a young man would be taken away. life deals out sorrows that are hard to grasp.

      in terms of the business of baseball, Jimenez was credited with signing both Alex Reyes and Magneuris Sierra. Thus his loss must be significant for the employing team as well.

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