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Wandy Rodriguez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Wandy Rodriguez was victimized by walks and homers Tuesday, allowing three runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision.
Rodriguez got off on the wrong foot, allowing solo homers to Jason Kipnis and Ryan Raburn in the first inning. He'd allowed just two home runs combined in his previous six starts. Rodriguez also walked five and gave up four hits in the outing, striking out six. The southpaw remains 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA on the year. Wandy will face the Red Sox on Sunday. May 26 - 11:57 PM

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Wandy Rodriguez pitched 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Thursday in a win over the Red Sox.

Rodriguez struck out five and walked two. He's allowed exactly one run in four of his six starts for the Rangers, going 2-2 with a 3.38 ERA overall. Mixed leaguers could take a chance on him next week for his starts in Cleveland and at home against Boston. The Indians lineup is mostly left-handed, and the Red Sox aren't hitting lefties at all.
May 21 - 10:13 PM

Wandy Rodriguez took the loss Friday after giving up five runs over 4 2/3 innings against the Indians.

Rodriguez was great in his previous two starts, but he just didn't have it on this night, allowing eight hits and a walk while also hitting a batter. He was pulled at 101 pitches in the fifth inning. The 36-year-old still owns a respectable 3.86 ERA through five starts this season, but an outing like Friday shows why it's difficult to trust him in most fantasy formats.
May 16 - 12:41 AM

Wandy Rodriguez was solid in a win against the Rays on Sunday, giving up only one run in six innings of work.

Before Tim Beckham led off the sixth inning with a single, Rodriguez had set down 34 consecutive batters dating back to his previous start, a Rangers record. Beckham's hit ended up leading to the Rays' only run. Rodriguez gave up only two hits in total while walking one and striking out six. It's only been four starts, but the Rangers have to like what they've seen from the lefty thus far, as he boasts a 2.70 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 22/10 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings. Rodriguez will look to keep it going in his next start at home against the Indians.
May 10 - 4:33 PM

Wandy Rodriguez tossed eight strong innings, striking out eight while allowing one run, in the Rangers' 7-1 win over the Astros on Tuesday.

Wandy gave up just three hits on the night, with one of those being a Luis Valbuena solo homer. The southpaw also struck out eight while walking just one. It was easily the best of his three starts thus far and showed that he's still got a little bit left in the tank after the Rangers picked him up off the scrap heap. Rodriguez will square off with the Rays in Tampa on Sunday.
May 5 - 11:20 PM

Wandy Rodriguez gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Rodriguez walked five and committed one of the Rangers' four errors on the night. It's pretty much impossible to be that sloppy and beat Felix Hernandez. Rodriguez should remain in the rotation, but we're not fond of him in AL-only leagues.
Apr 29 - 11:35 PM

Wandy Rodriguez yielded one run in five innings Friday against the Angels in his Rangers debut.

Rodriguez struck out five, but he also walked three, hit a batter and threw two wild pitches. It was still a mildly encouraging outing, but given that he's working for a bad team in a tough park for pitchers, he doesn't seem like a good bet in AL-only leagues.
Apr 25 - 1:21 AM

Rangers purchased the contract of LHP Wandy Rodriguez from Triple-A Round Rock.

Rodriguez will make his Rangers debut with a start against the Angels on Friday. The 36-year-old posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings with the Pirates in 2014. Though he looked strong in spring training, he's unlikely to make an impact in mixed leagues, especially pitching half of his games in Arlington.
Apr 24 - 7:03 PM

Wandy Rodriguez will start for the Rangers against the Angels on Friday.

Rodriguez was released by the Braves in early April and the Rangers signed him to a minor league contract a few days later. Rodriguez has struck out 10 over seven innings in two starts thus far. He'll have to be added to the team's 40-man roster prior to the start.
Apr 22 - 8:07 PM

Rangers signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

Rodriguez was released by the Braves last week despite having a strong spring training, so it's not a surprise to see him sign on elsewhere quickly. He lands in a good spot, as the Rangers need all the rotation help they can get. Rodriguez isn't a great bet to stay healthy but should get a shot with the big club before long provided he gets off to a nice start at Triple-A Round Rock.
Apr 6 - 8:01 PM

Braves released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.

Just two weeks ago manager Fredi Gonzalez said that Rodriguez had secured a spot in the rotation, but he had since backed off that statement. The left-hander was great this spring, posting a 3.13 ERA and 23/8 K/BB ratio over 23 innings. He shouldn't have an issue catching on elsewhere. Eric Stults is now expected to serve as the Braves' fifth starter.
Apr 3 - 12:37 PM

MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have "continued to talk to other clubs" about their interest in Wandy Rodriguez.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said last week that Rodriguez had secured a spot in the club's rotation, but it's possible they'll deal him if they find an offer to their liking. Ultimately, they seem likely to gamble that the left-hander stays healthy and pitches well, upping his trade value before the deadline.
Mar 26 - 7:35 PM

Wandy Rodriguez was tagged for four runs and eight hits in five innings by the Pirates on Thursday.

Rodriguez still has a nice 2.50 ERA this spring following his poor outing today. He's locked into the fourth spot in Atlanta's rotation, but we're not expecting much at all from him. It's hard to see him holding up and pitching 180 innings this year.
Mar 26 - 4:32 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday that Wandy Rodriguez has secured a spot in the team's Opening Day rotation.

With Mike Minor slated to begin the season on the disabled list, there are two openings that were up for grabs this spring. The veteran southpaw will have to pitch well early on if he wants to keep his spot though, and after posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings a season ago, it's difficult to be optimistic.
Mar 20 - 7:33 PM

Wandy Rodriguez pitched three scoreless innings for the win in Monday's game against the Nationals.

A big improvement over his first start, when he was lifted after one of two scheduled innings versus the Mets. Rodriguez has a pretty good chance of claiming a spot in Atlanta's rotation following Mike Minor's shoulder setback, but he'd still be someone to steer clear of in NL-only leagues.
Mar 9 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Adam Rosales
2Tommy Field
3Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Ryan Rua
CF1Leonys Martin
2Delino DeShields Jr.
3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
DH1Prince Fielder
2Kyle Blanks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Derek Holland
2Yovani Gallardo
3Colby Lewis
4Ross Detwiler
5Nick Martinez
6Wandy Rodriguez
7Phil Klein
8Matt Harrison
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Neftali Feliz
3Keone Kela
4Tanner Scheppers
5Anthony Bass
6Alex Claudio
7Sam Freeman
8Ross Ohlendorf
9Jon Edwards
10Nick Tepesch
11Lisalverto Bonilla