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Wandy Rodriguez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Braves signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
This confirms a report from Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, who wrote that Rodriguez signed with the Braves after he failed a physical with the Phillies. If healthy, the veteran southpaw will compete for the fifth spot in Atlanta's starting rotation. Rodriguez, 35, had an ugly 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings with the Pirates in 2014. He'll make a prorated $2 million salary if he earns a spot on the major league roster. Jan 13 - 1:23 PM

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A source tells that the Phillies have signed Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

The deal is pending a physical, per the report. Multiple reports late Friday said the two sides were close to a deal, so it's not surprising that they got the details worked out. Rodriguez, 35, had a disastrous 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings with the Pirates this past season, but he's been a decent pitcher when healthy.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 07:24:00 PM

According to multiple reports, the Phillies are nearing a minor league deal with free agent left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

The 35-year-old was an abomination for the Pirates in 2014, posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings while battling arthritis in his pitching elbow. It would make for a nice low-risk signing for the Phillies, though Rodriguez shouldn't be counted on for much.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) plans to pitch in winter ball.

Rodriguez is recovered from his June knee surgery and will try to establish some amount of free agent value in one of the Latin American winter leagues. The 35-year-old left-hander registered a hideous 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 26 2/3 innings (six starts) this past season for the Pirates. He has an arthritic left elbow.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 04:30:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 03:28:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 30, 2014 06:55:00 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.
Thu, May 22, 2014 03:31:00 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.
Wed, May 21, 2014 11:01:00 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.
Thu, May 15, 2014 06:30:00 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.
Thu, May 15, 2014 04:25:00 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.
Thu, May 15, 2014 10:57:00 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.
Tue, May 6, 2014 03:24:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 04:16:00 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.
Sun, May 4, 2014 10:58:00 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."
Thu, May 1, 2014 08:14:00 PM

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