Rodriguez and CBS announced the move Wednesday.
In a Facebook video , Rodriguez says, “It’s an honor and it’s a pleasure” to join the cast. He adds that he’s looking forward to seeing “where all of this leads over the next season.”
CBS says Rodriguez will be playing a new special agent in the behavior analysis unit on the series. He played Eric Delko for 11 seasons on “CSI: Miami.”
Rodriguez steps in for Shemar Moore, who left “Criminal Minds” this year after its 11th season.