Wandy Rodriguez RUMORS & NEWS

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    Pittsburgh Pirates @Pirates

    The @Pirates have reinstated @russellmartin55 from the DL. To make room for Martin, Wandy Rodriguez has been designated for assignment.

  • Wandy Rodriguez goes on the disabled list

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates placed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list Monday with right knee inflammation. It’s unclear how or when Rodriguez injured the knee. He pitched Saturday and was scheduled to pitch Thursday. “Wandy is not sure how he hurt his knee,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle..." April 22

  • Knee injury sends Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled list

    Hardball Talk "Wandy Rodriguez was scheduled to start Thursday for the Pirates, but instead the left-hander has been placed on the disabled list with right knee inflammation. Pittsburgh has called up right-hander Jared Hughes to replace Rodriguez on the roster, but he’s a reliever and the Pirates figure to..." April 21

  • Pirates breathe sigh of relief after Wandy Rodriguez throws at spring training

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Wandy Rodriguez threw his first bullpen session Friday without feeling any pain in his left forearm, where an injury to the flexor tendon forced him to miss the final four months of the 2013 season. “I have good news for you guys,” Rodriguez told reporters after the session. “I threw my bullpen..." February 16

  • Wandy Rodriguez says he’s ready for spring training

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Tribune-Review looks at the top storylines heading into spring training. PIRATES CAMP WHO'S ON FIRST? General manager Neal Huntington tried to acquire a first baseman over the winter but struck out on the free agent and trade markets. Could there be a viable platoon combination amid..." February 10

  • Pirates pitcher Rodriguez encouraged by first throwing session

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pitching coach Ray Searage wanted to get a thorough look at left-hander Wandy Rodriguez during a long-toss session Tuesday, but the weather did not cooperate. The sky was sunny and blue above Pirate City on the second day of minicamp, but the temperature hovered only in the mid-30s with a stiff..." January 08

  • Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez encouraged by first throwing session in months

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A simple session of long toss usually isn't anything for a pitcher to get nervous about. But Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez admits he was on edge a few weeks ago when he picked up a ball and went to throw. “I was thinking in my mind, ‘Is the pain still there?'” Rodriguez said Tuesday. “I..." January 07

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    Wandy Rodriguez has told #Pirates that he has exercised $13 million player option in his contract for 2014. #NoSurprise

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #pirates lhp wandy rodriguez has been SHUT DOWN for rest of the season

  • Wandy Rodriguez is trying to make it back to the Pirates

    Hardball Talk "Out since early June with an elbow injury that was recently diagnosed as arthritis Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez threw a simulated game yesterday. Rodriguez has gotten this far into his recovery before–and actually made a minor-league rehab appearance earlier this month–only to suffer a..." September 13

  • 321d
    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #Pirates Rodriguez slated to throw sim game (65-70 pitches) on Thursday at PNC Park.

  • Wandy Rodriguez has arthritis in his left elbow

    Hardball Talk "Wandy Rodriguez‘s recent visit with Dr. James Andrews was reported as good news because the Pirates left-hander was told that his elbow injury won’t require surgery. However it’s not all positive. Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Dr. Andrews diagnosed Rodriguez with..." September 02

  • 347d
    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    Wandy Rodriguez said he threw a 35-pitch bullpen yesterday all FB & CH. He'll mix in curve when he throws BP on Friday. #Pirates

  • Wandy Rodriguez throws fastballs, changeups off mound

    Hardball Talk "Wandy Rodriguez is now making steady progress. According to beat writer Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette the left-hander threw fastballs and changeups in a successful 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday at Colorado’s Coors Field. ”No problems” Rodriguez told reporters after the short..." August 11

  • 367d
    Tom Singer @Tom_Singer

    Wandy Rodriguez made about 60 flat-ground throws from 80 feet Wed. Hurdle called it his "best day."Still long way to go. #Pirates

  • 370d
    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    #Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw long toss Saturday and today w/out issue. He won't know how arm has healed till he throws hard.

  • 391d
    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    #Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez has been given a PRP injection and will be on a rest, treatment and rehab plan for three weeks, per team.

  • 415d
    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    Wandy Rodriguez said he will likely avoid a trip to the disabled list. Said tests revealed inflammation. Will throw this morning. #Pirates

  • 417d
    Michael Sanserino @msanserino

    Wandy Rodriguez left the game with "tightness in his left forearm," according to #Pirates

  • Rodriguez shuts down Brewers in Pirates' 3-1 victory

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Away from the cramped quarters of Miller Park, Wandy Rodriguez got his revenge. Rodriguez, three starts removed from a poor outing on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers, shut them down with seven strong innings in the Pirates' 3-1 win Wednesday night at PNC Park. Rodriguez (4-2)..." May 16

  • Pirates’ Rodriguez thrives at home, falters on

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "There are two versions of Wandy Rodriguez. There is the Rodriguez who excels at home, and the Rodriguez who struggles on the road. The Pirates' starting pitcher is one of the best left-handers in the game when he's at home, where he has 3.40 career ERA. On the road, Rodriguez has a career..." May 01

  • Rodriguez to start Friday

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates entered Wednesday with just three quality starts from their staff in 13 games, the woes continuing early this week as starters James McDonald and Jonathan Sanchez struggled on back-to-back nights against St. Louis. Manager Clint Hurdle needed good news, and he received it..." April 18

  • Wait continues for Rodriguez's MRI results

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "During the next few days, the Pirates must navigate the uncertainty caused by a tight hamstring, a stretch of 20 games in a row without a day off and a possible impending roster move. The Pirates had not received the results from the MRI exam on left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez's left..." April 10

  • 473d
    Tom Singer @

    Wandy Rodriguez diagnosed with left hamstring strain and is "not likely" to make Sunday start. #pirates likely to page someone from Indy for spot

  • Wandy Rodriguez exits in third inning with hamstring tightness

    MLB.com "Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez had to abruptly leave his start Monday night with hamstring tightness in his left leg. Rodriguez, nursing a 3-1 lead, delivered a first-pitch strike to Arizona's Martin Prado with one out and a man on first in the third inning. He strolled off the mound,..." April 09

  • Rodriguez, Watson, Grilli lead Pirates to 3-0 win over Cubs

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "For six innings Wednesday night, Wandy Rodriguez slid his way through the Chicago Cubs lineup with ease. Even when the Cubs gummed up the works in the seventh, Rodriguez wriggled free -- with some help from his bullpen. He helped the Pirates to their first win of the season, a 3-0 victory..." April 04

  • Hurdle doesn't regret pulling Rodriguez

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The numbers were in the Pirates' favor in the seventh inning Monday, but the outcome worked better for the Cincinnati Reds. With the Pirates leading, 3-1, the Reds had runners on first and second with two outs. With switch-hitter Dioner Navarro at the plate, manager Clint Hurdle replaced..." September 12

  • Rodriguez comes through, ends Pirates' losing streak

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was unimpressive in his first four starts after the Pirates acquired him July 24 via a trade with the Houston Astros. Some of that probably was due to him trying to do too much to impress his new club. "I think he tried to validate the trade," Pirates manager Clint..." September 05

  • One pitch is Rodriguez's downfall

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Wandy Rodriguez has identified the issue that plagued him in his past two starts -- a small problem with big consequences. One pitch that missed its location turned his start Thursday, just like it did in his previous outing. That pitch Thursday against Wil Nieves resulted in a home run that..." August 10

  • Pirates' Rodriguez cuts back on strikeouts

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates bolstered their rotation Tuesday by acquiring Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for prospects Robbie Grossman, Rudy Owens and Colton Cain. Rodriguez gives the Pirates a durable, veteran starter to hedge against second-half fatigue from James McDonald (on pace to surpass last..." July 29

  • Wandy to start Saturday for Pirates against Astros

    Houston Chronicle "Wandy Rodriguez, traded to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, will make his first start for the Pirates on Saturday … in Houston, against the Astros. Rodriguez told reporters of the Pirates rotation before Thursday's game between Pittsburgh and Houston. Rodriguez, the last player left on the Astros..." July 27

  • Rodriguez embraces new team, new role

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Wandy Rodriguez took a familiar drive Thursday afternoon. Walked through familiar doors. Saw familiar faces. But, at one point, he took a different turn in the tunnels of Minute Maid Park. Walked into a different clubhouse. Pitched off a different bullpen mound. Same stadium. New team. Worlds..." July 27

  • Rodriguez could thrive in diverse clubhouse

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Both Wandy Rodriguez's new manager and his once-former teammate felt the same way about him joining the Pirates: They are excited to see what he can do in a competitive environment. Clint Barmes played with Rodriguez for the Houston Astros for one season before he joined the Pirates. He said..." July 26

  • So How Has Pittsburgh Pirates Wandy Rodriguez Fared Against The NL Central?

    Rum Bunter "When we said yesterday that Paul Maholm didn't add up, we should have taken that extra step and looked at who did. So, a day late, and quite a few million dollars more than Maholm, we look at newly acquired Wandy Rodriguez matchups versus the NL Central. Wandy owns the Cubs. Maholm got..." July 25

  • Cleaning house complete with Wandy deal

    Houston Chronicle "What Wandy Rodriguez represented as the last remaining link to the Astros' 2005 World Series team is undeniable. But it's another last linkage that really hits hard given the events of this month, which have culminated in Rodriguez being the latest Astros veteran to be traded, going to the..." July 25

  • Wandy Rodriguez added to starting rotation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates made a move to improve their starting rotation Tuesday night, acquiring left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros in exchange for three minor leaguers. In doing so, they got a veteran left-hander under contractual control past this season while having the..." July 25

  • Pirates acquired left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Pirates made a move to improve their starting rotation Tuesday, acquiring left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros in exchange for three minor leaguers. In doing so, they got a veteran left-hander under contractual control past this season while having the Astros..." July 25

  • Pirates get Wandy Rodriguez from Astros

    CBSSports.com "The Pirates have acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros. The Astros will pay some of the $30 million remaining on Rodriguez's contract, and the surprising Pirates will get help in their bid to make the playoffs for the first time since 1992. Minor leaguer outfielder Robbie Grossman and..." July 24

  • Wandy's trade value takes another hit in Astros' loss to Padres

    Houston Chronicle "In a 34-58 season, one loss can just blend into the previous loss and become indistinguishable from the next loszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. But wake up. This one was bad. The much more concerning thing than just an 8-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday is what has become of the Wandy Rodriguez,..." July 19

  • Trade talk swirls around Astros' Wandy

    Houston Chronicle "Wandy Rodriguez walked into the visitors' clubhouse at Pittsburgh's PNC Park last week when a couple of teammates decided to have some fun. "You're next, Wandy!" one yelled from across the room, the day after the Astros traded another of their high-priced veterans, first baseman Carlos Lee, to..." July 12

  • Yankees, Giants, Blue Jays scouting Rodriguez

    Fox Sports "With the non-waiver trade deadline less than six weeks away, the cavalcade of scouting stars is underway. Tuesday night in Houston, sources say representatives for the Yankees, Giants and Blue Jays were in attendance as left-hander Wandy Rodriguez allowed two earned runs over seven innings in a..." June 20

  • Astros pair timely hitting with solid pitching by Wandy, seal sweep of Cubs

    Houston Chronicle "As much as symmetry and the mighty dollar, the reason baseball seasons are 162 games long is players like J.D. Martinez. There will be highs like his first three weeks, which were probably a lie, and lows like his last three weeks, which also were probably a lie. Life as a ballplayer is a..." May 24

  • Wandy's outing wasted in 12-inning loss to Pirates

    Houston Chronicle "Turning point: The game changed after two different pitching moves, not just removing Wandy Rodriguez after eight, but also when Fernando Rodriguez replaced Wesley Wright after Wright and Wilton Lopez had struck out five straight. The game was over two batters later. On the mound: Wandy..." May 14

  • Don't blame Wandy for this one

    Houston Chronicle "The streak of bad defense behind Wandy Rodriguez has reached the point of laughter, but only if crying isn't your go-to emotion. Tuesday night at Nationals Park, where Rodriguez's defensive plague came along for the roadie, it was joined by a different and much worse problem: a total lack of..." April 18

  • With Wandy on the hill, errors again abound in loss

    Houston Chronicle "The soundtrack to Astros pitcher Wandy Rodriguez's season is taking shape thematically, if not so pleasingly. Cue up U2's "Get On Your Boots" for the opening credits. Drop in Nancy Sinatra's rendition of "These Boots Are Made For Walking." Add, for the country music constituency, Shania Twain's..." April 12

  • Wandy overcomes rough start, feels closer to regular season-ready

    Houston Chronicle "Wandy Rodriguez had a figurative sigh of relief Tuesday, not only finishing the fourth inning for the first time this spring but also the fifth and the sixth in a 14-7 win over the Tigers. It wasn't without a few ugly moments, as the Tigers jumped on him for five runs in the first two innings...." March 28

  • Spring struggles continue for Wandy Rodriguez

    Houston Chronicle "It was a familiar outing and postgame conversation for Wandy Rodriguez, who finds March getting awfully late with few innings built up. Never a spring success story, Rodriguez had problems of every variety — hits, walks, defense behind him, footing on the mound — during an 8-2 loss to the New..." March 23

  • Wandy ends bullpen session with back tightness, says he'll be fine

    Houston Chronicle "Astros lefty Wandy Rodriguez cut off his second bullpen session of the spring with tightness in his back, but he expects to be a go for the third on Saturday. "I just stopped because I felt a little bit sore and I didn't want to throw more," Rodriguez said. "Tomorrow I'll start to throw..." February 24

  • Astros hold one of best lefthanders on market in Wandy

    Houston Chronicle "By midday Wednesday — the Astros' final full day at baseball's winter meetings — the logjam had begun to break apart in the team's quest to trade off some of its remaining high salaries. With Mark Buehrle's agreement to terms on a four-year $58.5 million deal with the suddenly splashy Miami..." December 08

  • Trading for Wandy Rodriguez is good place for Rockies to begin revival

    Denver Post "This past season, the Rockies had delusions of adequacy. Instead of making history with a first-ever division title, they posted the most disappointing year in franchise history. Sustained success remains elusive. The 2007 World Series? was followed by the 2008 foot in the bear trap. The..." October 28

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