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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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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

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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

Wandy Rodriguez was lifted after giving up a run in the first Wednesday against the Mets.

Rodriguez was scheduled to pitch two innings, but a long first that included two hits and two walks resulted in an early exit. Of course, Rodriguez's chances of making the Braves would improve considerably if Mike Minor's shoulder setback proves serious. That'd be really bad news for Atlanta, though.
Mar 4 - 5:06 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Sunday that Wandy Rodriguez will start Wednesday's Grapefruit League opener against the Mets.

The veteran southpaw, who is battling for the fifth and final spot in the Braves rotation, is scheduled to throw two innings. He will be followed in Wednesday's start by Chien-Ming Wang who is challenging for the same role. Julio Teheran will get the nod against the Tigers on Thursday, putting him on track to start on Opening Day.

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

A source tells CSNPhilly.com 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

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