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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||180.00||11.00||11.00||0.00||3.85||1.29||124.00||52.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 14.0||0||0|| 2.57||0||3||4|
|vs RHB|| 48.2||0||0|| 3.88||0||9||42|
|Last 10 Games|
|Wandy Rodriguez able to go two innings Friday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(3/7/14) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was able to toss two innings Friday.
Rodriguez was able to pitch around a leadoff single in the first inning. He gave up another hit in the second inning, but got away unscathed. Rodriguez struck out two in the appearance. Rodriguez has been brought along slowly during camp due to a forearm issue last year.
Rodriguez posted a 3.59 ERA in 62 2/3 innings last season.
|Wandy Rodriguez tosses one inning in return |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(3/1/14) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will be eased into action early in the spring, and he tossed just 10 pitches in his debut Saturday against the Rays.
Rodriguez hit the second batter he faced in his first action in nine months, but struck out two without allowing a hit as he finished off the inning. Rodriguez was limited to just 62 2/3 innings due to persistent forearm pain last season.
|Wandy Rodriguez faces live hitters again |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/20/14) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was able to face live hitters again Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Rodriguez missed time last season due to a forearm injury. Manager Clint Hurdle was satisfied with the way he threw Thursday, saying it was "another good day for Wandy." Rodriguez posted a 3.59 ERA in 62 2/3 innings last year.
|Wandy Rodriguez continues to make positive progress |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/17/14) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) had another successful bullpen session Monday.
"I feel good," Rodriguez said, per MLB.com. "I said I would slowly increase how hard I throw, and I threw a little bit harder at the end."
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle liked what he saw from the veteran left-handed pitcher.
"It was a good day," Hurdle proclaimed. "He was able to throw all his pitches and get right through it. I thought he looked good."
|Wandy Rodriguez pain-free after BP work |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/14/14) The Pirates received encouraging news Friday when left-hander Wandy Rodriguez experienced no pain during his 28-pitch bullpen session. Pitching coach Ray Searage provided more good news.
"There was no hesitation whatsoever in his throwing, his delivery," Searage told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The ball came out good."
Rodriguez lost four months in 2013 to a forearm injury, but the developments Friday seem to confirm that, barring a setback, he should be fine to start the regular season.
|Normally when a pitcher has a forearm problem that no amount of rest seems to cure, it's a sign that his elbow is on the fritz and quite often a precursor to Tommy John surgery. That's what makes Wandy Rodriguez such a risky pick in 2014. He never had surgery even though he never did return from the forearm inflammation that sidelined him in early June, slowly building up over the course of the summer before shutting down not once, but twice. He did his due diligence and met with Dr. James Andrews, so maybe an offseason of rest really will be enough to cure him. But we've seen this movie enough times before to anticipate the ending. The Pirates have enough pitching depth that they won't hesitate to the pull the plug on Rodriguez if something seems off. Though he's good for a respectable ERA and WHIP, he no longer strikes out batters at a high enough rate to justify the risk outside of NL-only leagues. Even in those formats, you can probably nab him late.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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