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Wandy Rodriguez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (39) / 1/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 192
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left

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Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said that Wandy Rodriguez "took his leave" and is no longer part of the organization.
The Orioles signed Rodriguez to a minor league contract at the end of April and he had been pitching in simulated games as he worked back into shape, but he apparently has decided he would rather pursue another (at the moment) unknown avenue. With the Astros this spring, the 37-year-old southpaw held a 3.94 ERA and 0.88 WHIP across 13 2/3 innings. Wed, Jun 8, 2016 05:13:00 PM

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Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said Wandy Rodriguez "looked sharp" in a recent simulated game.

"He threw good in extended," Duquette said. "Showed a good curve and got a good report from Scotty McGregor. He’s doing good, he’s doing his work. He looked sharp." Rodriguez was signed to a minor league contract on April 29 and is working his way into form. He threw two innings in a simulated game Tuesday and was expected to throw three more Saturday. The O's are on the lookout for pitching help, so he could offer a solution once he gets up to speed.
Source: MASN Sports
Sat, May 14, 2016 08:14:00 AM

Orioles signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

Rodriguez pitched well this spring for the Astros -- 3.95 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings -- but didn't make the Opening Day roster and was released. Dan Connolly of says that Rodriguez is headed to extended spring training before presumably being assigned to Triple-A Norfolk. The veteran left-hander holds a 5.34 ERA in the majors since the beginning of 2014.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 10:54:00 AM

Wandy Rodriguez has been informed that he will not be on the Astros' Opening Day roster.

It was a close call, as Rodriguez nearly pitched his way into a long relief role this spring with a 3.95 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 11 strikeouts over 13 2/3 innings. The Astros would surely like to keep him around in the minors as depth if the veteran lefty would agree to it.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Wandy Rodriguez pitched two scoreless innings Friday in his start against the Cardinals.

Rodriguez struck out four. There wouldn't seem to be any chance of him coming away with a spot in the crowded Astros rotation this year, but maybe someone else will want him as a stopgap. His upside is very limited at this point, but he didn't embarrass himself in going 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA and a 72/36 K/BB ratio in 86 1/3 innings for the Rangers last year.
Fri, Mar 4, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Astros signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rodriguez began his professional baseball career with the Astros back in 1999, so this is a homecoming of sorts for the now-veteran left-hander. He posted an ugly 4.90 ERA in 86 1/3 innings last season for the Rangers and his 2014 with the Pirates was even uglier. Rodriguez probably won't crack the Astros' Opening Day roster, unless he somehow has a lights-out showing throughout Grapefruit League play.
Thu, Jan 21, 2016 12:03:00 PM

Royals released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.

The southpaw had a 1.13 ERA over eight innings at Triple-A Omaha. Rodriguez, 36, will attempt to catch on elsewhere, but his best days are certainly behind him.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 06:41:00 PM

Royals signed LHP Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league contract.

He'll report to Triple-A Omaha and add organizational depth in the rotation for the Royals. Before his release from the Rangers, the veteran southpaw posted a 4.90 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 72/36 K/BB ratio over 86 1/3 innings.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:39:00 PM

Rangers released LHP Wandy Rodriguez.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and is now free to sign elsewhere. Rodriguez faded after a hot start with Texas, ultimately holding a 4.90 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 86 1/3 innings. Still, he shouldn't have a problem catching on with a club looking for some depth.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 08:10:00 PM

Rangers designated LHP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.

Wandy was lit up for seven earned runs in just one inning of work Tuesday by the Yankees. The 36-year-old left-hander has shown promise at times this season, but it seems like he'll probably pass through waivers. He has a 4.90 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 86 1/3 innings.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 04:45:00 PM

Wandy Rodriguez is expected to start on Wednesday or Thursday against the Yankees.

Rodriguez was recently moved to the bullpen, although he's yet to make a relief appearance. The Rangers would like to trade him, but there might not be much interest given how inconsistent he's been of late.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015 02:24:00 PM

According to T.R. Sullivan of, the Rangers are fielding calls from parties interested in trading for Wandy Rodriguez.

While he certainly isn't the biggest fish on the market, he could make for a nice fallback option for a team that misses out on acquiring Cole Hamels or Johnny Cueto. The 36-year-old owns a 4.07 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 68/33 K/BB ratio across 84 innings for the Rangers this season.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 08:22:00 PM

Wandy Rodriguez held the Padres to one run over 5 1/3 innings Friday as part of a 4-3 victory.

It was his first win at home this season, which has been a house of horrors for him. Rodriguez held the Padres to just three hits while walking two batters and striking out five. The only damage against him was a solo homer from Melvin Upton, Jr. in his final inning of work. Nothing much was expected of Rodriguez coming into the year, but he's done a decent job as a rotation stopgap, posting a 4.07 ERA and 68/33 K/BB ratio in 84 innings over 15 starts.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 12:14:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers could trade Wandy Rodriguez this month.

The club is due to get both Martin Perez (elbow) and Derek Holland (shoulder) back before long and they'll have to clear room in their rotation somehow. Rodriguez started out well with Texas but has stumbled of late and now holds a 4.23 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 14 starts. It obviously wouldn't cost much to get him.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Wandy Rodriguez gave up five runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.

Rodriguez managed to survive the Orioles earlier in the week, but he's given up 28 hits and eight walks over 14 innings in his last three starts. The Rangers will stick with him, but AL-only leaguers don't have as much reason to do so.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 01:21:00 AM

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