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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: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 25/12 | Average Draft Position: 247.19
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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.


Wandy Rodriguez able to go two innings Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) 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
(3/1/2014) 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
(2/20/2014) 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
(2/17/2014) 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
(2/14/2014) 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.


Wandy Rodriguez set for BP session on Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/13/2014) The Pirates will be careful with left-hander Wandy Rodriguez this spring, but won't be treating him with kid gloves after he missed four months of last season with a forearm injury. He will be throwing his first bullpen session on Friday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Rodriguez had been effective and consistent until his injury. He compiled ERAs between 3.02 and 3.76 in six consecutive years between 2008 and 2013.


Wandy Rodriguez appears on track for start of season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage watched starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) throw for about 10 minutes from 70 feet Tuesday and was pleased with what he saw from the southpaw, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

"He looked like the Wandy of old -- at 70 feet and in a small sample size," Searage said.

Searage added he's "confident" Rodriguez will be in the rotation come the start of the season.

"As he starts to throw and gets longer with his distance and stuff, we'll reassess and see how he feels," Searage said. "He'll go through his normal achiness, building up his arm strength. But, right now, it looks promising."


Wandy Rodriguez pleased with start of throwing program


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who missed the final four months of last season due to a forearm injury, was pleased with how the start of his throwing program in early December went. Rodriguez participated in soft toss from about 90 feet.

"I was thinking in my mind, ‘Is the pain still there?'" Rodriguez said Tuesday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I threw nice and easy and didn't feel anything. It was a relief. Right now, I think my arm is good."

Rodriguez is hoping to be on a normal pitching routine when spring training begins Feb. 13.

"I feel good," Rodriguez said. "My mechanics are OK. But let me wait (before saying more) until I start to throw hard. I hope I can start throwing bullpens in a couple more weeks."


Wandy Rodriguez on track for spring training


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is recovering from arthritis in his left elbow that ended his last season, but general manager Neil Huntington told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Rodriguez is making expected progress. Rodriguez has begun a throwing program, and should be ready by the start of next season.

"Early stages of throwing program, feeling good," Huntington said Monday. "On track for spring training."

Rodriguez appeared in 12 games for the Pirates in 2013, posting a 3.59 ERA in 62 2/3 innings of work. 


Wandy Rodriguez picks up 2014 option


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2013) Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has informed the Pirates that he has exercised his $13 million player option for 2014, the team announced Friday. Rodriguez missed the final four months of the season with a forearm injury. He finished the season 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA.

Pirates expect Wandy Rodriguez to be ready for spring training


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) The Pirates expect Wandy Rodriguez to be available for spring training, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "We fully expect he should be good to go in spring training," general manager Neal Huntington said.

Rodriguez has been shut down for the remainder of the season due to elbow and forearm injuries. He finished the season with a 6-4 record, 3.59 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings over 12 starts.


Wandy Rodriguez shut down by Pirates


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) The Pirates have decided to shut down starter Wandy Rodriguez for the rest of the season, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Saturday. 

Rodriguez threw a simulated game last Thursday and was hoping to come off the 60-day disabled list. It appears that will not be the case as he's shut down due to his arm injury. Rodriguez has dealt with elbow and forearm problems since early June. 

The starter made 12 appearances for the Pirates this season and went 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA. He had 46 Ks over 62 2/3 innings and could have been an important piece for the Pirates down the stretch. 


Wandy Rodriguez throws simulated game


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2013) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez threw a simulated game Thursday, and if his injured arm doesn't encounter any setbacks after the session, Rodriguez will likely be activated from the 60-day disabled list, MLB.com reports.

"I left and he had thrown 32 pitches and seemed to be in a good place," manager Clint Hurdle told MLB.com Thursday. "We'll wait till we get to the next step. It's one thing at a time. We'll see how he throws today and we'll see how he feels tomorrow, and then we'll plan out the next step. I think he's getting close, but we're going to find out more today with him throwing four innings and trying to get to 70 pitches, that will give us more information to work with and then you add that on to how he feels tomorrow and those will be indicators to help us decide and map out what's in front of us."

Out since June 5 with forearm and elbow issues, Rodriguez is 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 46:12 K:BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings over 12 starts.


Wandy Rodriguez slated for simulated game Thursday


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2013) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez is slated for a simulated game Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Rodriguez, who has dealt with elbow and forearm problems since early June, is expected to throw about 70 pitches. If all goes well, Rodriguez could rejoin the Pirates rotation, but the most likely scenario sees him joining the bullpen as a long reliever.


Wandy Rodriguez makes rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez potentially made his final rehab start Friday night with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Rodriguez allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and no walks while striking out one over three innings pitched. Manager Clint Hurdle is considering using Rodriguez out of the bullpen if Pittsburgh's Triple-A affiliate is eliminated in the playoffs.

"We'll deal with it and maybe look for an opportunity to roll the dice and start him and piggyback him with somebody else -- or have him behind a starter who gets knocked out early," Hurdle said, per MLB.com.

Wandy Rodriguez set for rehab start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2013) Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez is set to make a rehab start Friday, according to MLB.com. 

Rodriguez felt no pain or discomfort following his Tuesday bullpen session. He's expected to go three innings, or 50 pitches during his start. The team will make a decision on whether Rodriguez will be an asset again at some point this year. 


Wandy Rodriguez throws 'best bullpen yet' Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2013) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that pitcher Wandy Rodriguez threw his "best bullpen yet" Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

"First time that he’s thrown and said at the end, there’s nothing there," Hurdle told the Post-Gazette Wednesday.

Rodriguez is expected to throw about 50 pitches in a rehab outing Friday. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks, he could return to the team at some point in September as a reliever.


Wandy Rodriguez to make rehab outing Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) will throw a side session Tuesday using all of his pitches, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He is then scheduled to throw three innings or 50 pitches for Triple-A Indianapolis Friday.

Wandy Rodriguez hopes to return as reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez expressed frustration Sunday about his slow recovery. Rodriguez revealed Sunday he has been diagnosed with arthritis in his left elbow.

In a bit of good news, Rodriguez said Dr. James Andrews said surgery is not neccessary. Rodriguez hopes to return to the Pirates this season and perhaps pitch out of the bullpen.