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Wandy Rodriguez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Wandy Rodriguez underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday.
And now we know why Rodriguez has been a free agent for a month now without a whiff of interest. It's not clear what exact procedure was performed, but Rodriguez will need 5-6 months of rehab and hopes to be 100 percent for spring training in 2015. The veteran left-hander posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings this season for the Pirates before being released. Jun 25 - 3:28 PM

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Pirates released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.

The veteran southpaw was pounded in 26 2/3 innings this season, registering a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. He'll look to continue his career elsewhere if he can find another team willing to take a chance on him, but it will certainly have to be on a minor league pact.
May 30 - 6:55 PM

Pirates designated LHP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.

It was a necessary move. Rodriguez allowed six runs (one earned) in just 1 2/3 innings in his latest turn through the Pirates' rotation and will depart having registered a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP this season in 26 2/3 total frames. The veteran left-hander had been trying to pitch through an arthritic elbow and will likely pass through waivers. He is still owed about $8 million.
May 22 - 3:31 PM

Wandy Rodriguez got the no-decision, allowing six runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings as the Orioles lost to the Pirates 9-8 on Wednesday.

Rodriguez recently admitted that his knee is still bothering him, so it isn't surprising that his struggles have continued. The lefty allowed seven hits and walked one without recording a strikeout. Now with a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP, Rodriguez will face the Mets on the road in his next outing.
May 21 - 11:01 PM

Wandy Rodriguez admitted after Thursday's start that his right knee still isn't 100 percent.

However, the lefty says he's feeling good enough to pitch and also to run. That said, this ailment combined with the way Rodriguez has looked so far this season makes him an unappealing option in fantasy leagues.
May 15 - 6:30 PM

Wandy Rodriguez allowed two runs over five innings Thursday against the Brewers in his return from the disabled list.

Rodriguez was ineffective in his two rehab starts, which he probably didn't need in the first place considering that he only really needed to miss one turn with his sore knee. That he was asked to make the rehab starts was really more about him having a 7.65 ERA before he went on the DL. He was better today, but we wouldn't touch him in fantasy leagues.
May 15 - 4:25 PM

Pirates activated LHP Wandy Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list.

Rodriguez will start for the Bucs on Thursday afternoon at Milwaukee's Miller Park. He had a 7.65 ERA in four starts before landing on the disabled list and seems doubtful to suddenly find success after three weeks of rest.
May 15 - 10:57 AM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will make his next rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Altoona.

Rodriguez allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings last Thursday in his first rehab start. He's slated to throw around six innings or 90 pitches Tuesday, which should set him up to rejoin the Pirates.
May 6 - 3:24 PM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will make another rehab start on Tuesday.

Rodriguez, currently on the DL with right knee inflammation, allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings last Thursday with Double-A Altoona. It's not clear which affiliate he'll pitch with on Tuesday.
May 5 - 4:16 PM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will remain on his rehab assignment for now.

Rodriguez hasn't had a setback, but Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that the left-hander "needs more time." The southpaw allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 frames for Double-A Altoona on Thursday. Jeff Locke will occupy Rodriguez's rotation spot for now.
May 4 - 10:58 AM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 frames in a rehab start with Double-A Altoona Thursday.

It's certainly not an ideal performance, especially after Rodriguez's struggles before going on the DL. It's possible he'll be activated to start against the Giants on Tuesday, but the Pirates might give Jeff Locke a start instead. "Wandy reported he felt fine after (the game)," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "We'll have to wait until we see him (Friday). The last time that this flared up, it flared up the day after he pitched."
May 1 - 8:14 PM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will make a rehab start with Double-A Altoona on Thursday.

Assuming the outing goes well, he'll rejoin the Pirates' rotation next week. Given how poorly Rodriguez looked before going on the DL and how good Brandon Cumpton looked in his first start filling in, the lefty's leash in the rotation doesn't figure to be very long.
Apr 29 - 7:09 PM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) is slated to make a rehab start around the middle of next week.

Rodriguez has been cleared of any structural damage in his knee and will throw another bullpen session Sunday. He could just make the one rehab start before rejoining the Pirates' rotation. "In the MRI, he said I can pitch like that. [The doctors] took blood out and put in cortisone," said Rodriguez. "Maybe later, when I retire, I’ll need surgery on my knee. Right now, it can stay like that."
Apr 25 - 8:33 AM

Wandy Rodriguez had his right knee drained Monday before throwing a bullpen session.

"We're going to give that a couple days to settle down, then he'll throw a bullpen, and we'll move forward as he's capable of moving forward," said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Hurdle added that it's "unclear" how long Rodriguez might be sidelined. "It depends on the guy. It depends on the age, what's involved. We'll just have to wait and see," the skipper said.
Apr 23 - 10:13 AM

Pirates placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.

Rodriguez has been a mess to start the season, allowing 17 runs in 20 innings over four starts. He has also surrendered a league-leading seven home runs. Rodriguez has struggled to throw with his usual velocity. The Pirates hope some rest will make their lefty better in the long run.
Apr 21 - 3:16 PM

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3B1Josh Harrison
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S1Francisco Liriano
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R1Mark Melancon
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7Brandon Cumpton
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