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51 Wandy Rodriguez SP
Height/Weight: 5-10/193 | Birthdate: 1/18/1979 | Birthplace: Santiago Rodriguez, DR | Bats/Throws: S/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 247.26

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Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez to pitch in winter ball


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez will pitch in winter ball, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Rodriguez had season-ending knee surgery in June, and is currently a free-agent. He's fully recovered from the surgery, and is hoping to catch on with a team with a strong performance. The 36-year-old has a 4.06 ERA over 1471 career innings. 


Wandy Rodriguez undergoes knee surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Veteran starter Wandy Rodriguez, who was banished by the Pirates four weeks ago, has undergone season-ending surgery on his right knee, per ESPN.

The left-hander claimed several clubs had shown an interest in him, but that he decided to work on returning to full health in time for next season.

Rodriguez was terrible in six starts with Pittsburgh this year. He was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA and 37 hits in 26 2/3 innings pitched.


Pirates release Wandy Rodriguez


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) The Pirates cut ties with pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, placing him on unconditional release waivers Friday. Rodriguez was designted for assignment May 22, after posting a 6.75 ERA in 26 2/3 innings of work. 

Pirates take Wandy Rodriguez off 40-man roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) The Pirates announced Thursday starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez was designated for assignment. Rodriguez, who had made two starts since missing about a month with a knee injury, is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts.

Wandy Rodriguez chased in second inning


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez failed to make it out of the second inning Wednesday against the Orioles, in a game the Pirates would go on to win, 9-8.

Rodriguez was chased after a disastrous second inning that saw him allow hits to six hitters. He was ultimately tagged for six runs in the inning, though only one -- a leadoff home run -- was charged to him. Rodriguez's throwing error on a potential second out of the inning meant that all subsequent runs allowed were uncharged, despite his struggles.

Rodriguez allowed six runs --one earned -- on seven hits and a walk in 1 2/3 innings of work, and failed to record a strikeout in the outing. After the game, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asked manager Clint Hurdle if Rodriguez was going to keep his rotation spot, and Hurdle declined to answer.

At this point, it should be assumed Rodriguez will make his next start, scheduled for Monday against the Mets. With Rodriguez possibly dealing with lingering effects from a knee injury, while holding an 0-2 record and 6.75 ERA in six starts, his spot seems to be in question. 


Wandy Rodriguez's knee still not 100 percent


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez told reporters after his first start back in the rotation that his knee is still not 100 percent, but he is able to pitch and run, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Rodriguez served up solo home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado, left with the lead before closer Mark Melancon coughed it up in the ninth. Rodriguez will make his next start against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Wandy Rodriguez denied win in return to rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) Only faulty closer Mark Melancon prevented Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez from earning a victory Thursday against Milwaukee in his first start since coming off the disabled list after recovering from a knee injury.

Rodriguez yielded two earned runs on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts in five innings. He gave up solo home runs to Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado, but left with the lead. Rodriguez will try again for his first victory of the year Wednesday against Baltimore.


Pirates GM: Don't panic over Wandy Rodriguez's rehab starts


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Wandy Rodriguez's performance in two minor-league rehab starts -- a 10.38 ERA and three homers allowed over 8 2/3 innings -- isn't reason for alarm. Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to come off the DL and start Thursday in Milwaukee.

Rodriguez's numbers "are indicative of some mistakes. He got hit hard," Huntington told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "But within those innings are some good innings where the crispness was back, the breaking ball was sharp, the curveball was effective, the fastball was down. At the same time, he also got hit.

"Sometimes a big leaguer on rehab is just a diff adrenaline level, a different intensity level, it’s almost like a spring training outing for them. They’re getting their pitches in. They’re getting their feel in. They may throw a breaking ball when they typically may throw a fastball. The may try to do something, just to see if they have got the freshness to run a fastball in on a Double-A hitter. And for the Double-A hitter it’s his World Series. He’s facing a big leaguer and he’s as locked in as he’s going to be."

"You’d like to see everybody have success every time they step on a baseball field but different guys approach it different ways."


Wandy Rodriguez set to start Thursday against Brewers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Clint Hurdle has announced that left-hander Wandy Rodriguez is set to return to the rotation for the Pirates on Thursday in Milwaukee. Rodriguez has all but completed his rehab from a knee injury.

He will try to rebound not only from the injury, but also from a terrible start to the season in which he lost both decisions and compiled a 7.65 ERA.


Wandy Rodriguez feels 'fine' after 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (knee) tossed a bullpen session without any issues on Friday. Rodriguez allowed seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings in a rehab start on Tuesday for Double-A Altoona. He has felt "fine" since that outing, according to MLB.com.

Wandy Rodriguez rocked in rehab start Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez endured a rocky rehab start with Double-A Altoona Tuesday, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four.

Rodriguez tossed 93 pitches and gave up two home runs in the ugly performance, but the team is much more concerned with his health than his Double-A stats. He is working his way back from a knee injury, and he could be ready to return to the majors for his next start if the injury responds well to Tuesday's start.


Wandy Rodriguez set for another rehab start Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez is slated to toss another rehab start Tuesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Rodriguez was a candidate to start in the majors Tuesday, but needs more time. He's attempting to come back from a knee injury. The club said Rodriguez is not dealing with a setback. 


Wandy Rodriguez struggles in rehab start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez struggled in his first minor-league rehab start Thursday at Double-A Altoona, as he works his way back from a right knee injury.

Rodriguez threw 74 pitches in 3 1/3 innings of work, as he was tagged with four runs -- three earned -- on four hits. He walked three and struck out three, while throwing 48 of his 74 pitches for strikes.

"Wandy reported he felt fine after," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "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."

There remains a chance he will not come off the disabled list right away, given how rusty he looked, which could force the team to call on a spot starter one more time. Rodriguez is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday and is in line to pitch Tuesday against the Giants, if he proves healthy enough. 


Wandy Rodriguez to make rehab start Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who's on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, will make his rehab start Thursday at Double-A Altoona, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He's 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA in four major-league starts this year.


Wandy Rodriguez tosses bullpen session


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who's on the 15-day DL with a knee injury, threw a 47-pitch bullpen session Sunday and "all went well," reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA in four starts.

Wandy Rodriguez to throw rehab start next week


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez will throw a rehab start next week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rodriguez is currently sidelined with a knee issue, but doesn't think he'll need more than one rehab start before he's ready to return. The start will likely occur in the middle of the week. Rodriguez plans to throw a bullpen session Sunday. That will determine the exact date the team will send him to the mound next week. 

Through four starts, Rodriguez posted a 7.65 ERA. 


No timeline yet for Wandy Rodriguez


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The Pirates have yet to give many details on the extent of the knee injury that forced starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled list Monday. Manager Clint Hurdle did tell MLB.com that Rodriguez has the knee drained Monday, though that doesn't really much of a clear idea as the injury's extent.

"You can get a knee drained and have to get it drained again in two months," Hurdle said. "I know people who have had their knee drained a couple of times and had surgery in the winter. It depends on the guy. We'll just have to wait and see."

Rodriguez underwent an MRI on the knee Monday, but the results have not been made public yet. 


Knee injury lands Wandy Rodriguez on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Pirates announced Monday they placed starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list due to right knee inflammation. No replacement in the rotation has been announced yet.

Rodriguez is off to a brutal start, going 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in four starts. He's allowed seven home runs.


Wandy Rodriguez pulled after four innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez threw just 66 pitches Saturday, giving up four earned runs on six hits and one walk in four innings while striking out three in his team's 8-7 loss to the Brewers.

Rodriguez didn't factor into the decision in the high-scoring game, and he's still looking to find his lost velocity as his fastball sat in the high 80s. He's posted a 7.65 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 20 innings. He is scheduled to take on the Reds at home Thursday.


Wandy Rodriguez serves up three homers Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez surrendered six earned runs on six hits and one walk in five innings while striking out two and giving up three home runs in his team's suspended game against the Reds Monday.

It wasn't just Rodriguez having trouble with the long ball Monday, as the two teams combined for a Great American Ball Park-record 10 home runs through the first six innings of action, the last of which made sure the Pirates starter wouldn't factor into the decision. The game was suspended in the seventh inning due to rain and will be completed before Tuesday's matchup.

Rodriguez is 0-2 with a 7.31 ERA and 13:5 K:BB ratio in 16 innings over three starts. He will take the mound Saturday to face the Brewers.


Wandy Rodriguez drops second in a row


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez dropped his second decision in a row to open the season Wednesday, in a 7-5 loss to the Cubs.

Rodriguez lasted just five innings in the game, as he had trouble keeping the Cubs off the bases. He allowed nine hits  and walked three batters, with three of the four runs allowed coming in the fifth inning on a pair of home runs.

Rodriguez has dropped each of his first two starts, posting a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings of work. He will try to get back on track in his next outing, set for Monday in Cincinnati. 


Wandy Rodriguez loses in season debut vs. Cubs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez ran into some early trouble Thursday against the Cubs, and Pittsburgh fell short in its rally to get Rodriguez off the hook for the loss in a 3-2 defeat. 

The left-handed hurler gave up a run in each of the first three innings. Anthony Rizzo had an RBI single in the first inning, Mike Olt parked a solo home run leading off the second and the Cubs scored in the third as Justin Ruggiano grounded into a double play.

Rodriguez (0-1) settled down after that by tossing three straight scoreless innings before handing the game over to Edinson Volquez in the seventh. Rodriguez was charged with three runs on five hits and one walk, while striking out five.

His next scheduled start is in a rematch with the Cubs Wednesday.


Wandy Rodriguez surrenders three runs vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez allowed three earned runs on six hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three in Tuesday's 22-5 shellacking of the Blue Jays.

Rodriguez had been in the middle of a strong spring performance before Tuesday's mediocre effort, which caused his ERA to shoot from 1.29 to 3.09. He also owns a 9:5 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings. Rodriguez is slated to start the third game of the season.


Pirates announce rotation plans for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Pirates announced their rotation plans for the start of the season, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Assuming he will be ready to pitch, Francisco Liriano will remain the starter for opening day. He will be followed by Charlie Morton, Wandy Rodriguez and Gerrit Cole. Liriano will then make another start before Edinson Volquez gets his first start of the season.


Wandy Rodriguez pitches four one-run innings vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez allowed just one earned run on four hits and one walk in four innings while striking out two in his team's 4-2 win over the Red Sox Wednesday.

Rodriguez had allowed one unearned run in three innings over his first two starts before turning in another fine performance Wednesday. He owns a 1.29 ERA and 6:1 K:BB ratio in seven spring innings.