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Major League Baseball

Career W-L
91-94
 
Career ERA
4.06
Name  Wandy Rodriguez
Born  1/18/1979
Height  5-11
Weight  195
Number  51
Position  SP
Bats  S
Throws  L
6/25/2014 4:09:00 PM
Description: Free agent pitcher Wandy Rodriguez has undergone season-ending right knee surgery, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.
Insight: The Pirates designated Rodriguez for assignment last month and now it makes sense why he wasn't picked up. The left-hander had a 3.48 ERA over 997 1/3 innings from 2008-13, but he suffered an elbow injury last year and gave up 37 hits (10 HR) and 20 earned runs over 26 2/3 innings this season.
 
5/22/2014 7:52:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have designated left-hander Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.
Insight: Rodriguez was doing Pittsburgh more harm than good, compiling an ugly 6.75 ERA across 26 2/3 innings. He should get another chance in the big leagues but we think the 35-year-old might be out of gas.
 
5/15/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been activated from the 15-day DL and will start Thursday's contest against Milwaukee.
Insight: Rodriguez (0-2, 7.65 ERA) is winless in four starts this season and is 10-10 with a 4.18 ERA in his career against the Brewers. Milwaukee's lineup will be without Aramis Ramirez, but Ryan Braun just returned and he's always hit Rodriguez well in the past.
 
4/21/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: The Pirates have placed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's been diagnosed with right knee inflammation. Jared Hughes was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to take his spot on the active roster. Rodriguez (0-2, 7.65 ERA) is winless in four starts this season.
 
Cold4/19/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez gave up four runs on six hits in four innings Saturday against the Brewers.
Insight: Rodriguez, who missed most of last season with an elbow injury, has allowed 26 hits, 17 earned runs and seven homers in 20 innings this season.
 
9/14/2013 8:41:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) won't pitch again this season. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune
Insight: He'll finish the 2013 campaign with six wins and a 3.59 ERA in 12 starts. The Pirates have been without him since early June so this injury won't have much bearing on the pennant race.
 
8/22/2013 9:12:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh lefthander Wandy Rodriguez suffered another setback in his return from a forearm injury Thursday while pitching in a simulated game. SOURCE: Tom Singer, MLB.com
Insight: Dr. James Andrews will take a look at his arm sometime next week. Tommy John surgery could be in Rodriguez's future. Don't expect to see him back on a baseball field in 2013.
 
8/14/2013 6:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) threw a 35-pitch bullpen Tuesday with only fastballs and changeups. He'll mix in his curveball Friday. SOURCE: Michael Sanserino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Insight: Rodriguez is making progress in his rehab from forearm tightness but is still not expected to return until after Sept. 1. He hasn't pitched since June 5.
 
8/11/2013 1:52:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) said he had "no problems" after throwing a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: It was his first session since his setback in late June. He's tentatively scheduled to throw another session Wednesday that will be finalized if he feels good Sunday. Rodriguez is still not expected to return until after Sept. 1.
 
8/7/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since leaving a start in early June with forearm discomfort.
Insight: Rodriguez is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday. If he can get through that, we should have a more exact timetable for his return.
 
8/1/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) is not likely to return before September, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Rodriguez played catch from 60 feet Thursday, nearly two months after he left a start with forearm discomfort. He'll need to throw a bullpen session before he has a timetable, and he's not quite ready to do that yet. "I need to throw a side, hard. After a bullpen I'll be able to tell you guys more about how I feel," Rodriguez told reporters.
 
7/25/2013 5:40:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) made about 60 throws on flat ground from 80 feet Wednesday, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
Insight: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Rodriguez still has a "long way to go." The lefty hasn't pitched since early June due to forearm and elbow soreness.
 
7/1/2013 2:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) has been given a platelet-rich plasma injection and will be on a rest, treatment and rehab plan for three weeks, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Rodriguez, who has been out since earlier this month due to forearm tightness, experienced soreness in his elbow after his rehab start last Sunday and during his throwing session over the weekend.
 
6/29/2013 6:22:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been shut down after experiencing tightness in his forearm after his most recent throwing session, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com.
Insight: Rodriguez, who has been out since earlier this month due to forearm tightness, was hoping to return this week before experiencing soreness after his rehab start Sunday. He'll likely be out until the All-Star break, if not longer.
 
6/25/2013 8:35:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) was sore after his rehab start Sunday, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Rodriguez has been out since earlier this month due to forearm tightness. He'll throw a bullpen Friday and make another rehab start Monday.
 
6/23/2013 10:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) allowed four hits and one run and struck out five over four innings Sunday in his first rehab start.
Insight: Rodriguez has been out since earlier this month due to forearm tightness, but he could be ready to return after starting Sunday for Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
6/11/2013 5:51:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Rodriguez left his last start with forearm tightness. He was expected to miss just one start, but he'll miss at least two now. That means prospect Gerrit Cole, who will make his major league debut Tuesday, will get more time in the rotation.
 
6/7/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has been diagnosed with inflammation in his left forearm, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He's expected to avoid the DL.
Insight: Rodriguez left his last start with forearm tightness, but he seems to have avoided a serious injury. That's good news for Pittsburgh, who already have four starters on the disabled list. Rodriguez could make his next start on June 13 if he is healthy.
 
6/5/2013 9:24:00 AM
Description: Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez left Wednesday's game with forearm tightness, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Rodriguez faced just four batters. He's on his way back to Pittsburgh for further evaluation.
 
Hot5/16/2013 9:24:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh left-hander Wandy Rodriguez won his second straight start Wednesday night by holding Milwaukee to one run on six hits in seven innings.
Insight: Rodriguez is allowing line drives at a rate of 16.3 percent, the lowest of his career, but in turn he has given up a higher rate of flyballs and HR/FB. Homers don't count towards BABIP, so that explains why Rodriguez has a low BABIP of .233. He's not as much of a regression candidate as you would think, because as his BABIP goes up, you have to figure his 1.62 HR/9 will dip. His career HR/9 is 1.03.
 

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