Wandy Rodriguez 51 | Pitcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Wed. Apr 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rodriguez was awful Monday. Impact: Rodriguez gave up six runs over five innings, allowing three homers. He will try to do better this weekend against the Brewers.(STATS, 11:14am)
Tue. Apr 15, 2014
News: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle sounded concerned by Rodriguez's diminished velocity in his first three starts. "Sixteen innings, five home runs," Hurdle told the Pirates' website. "It's a challenging time for him, but I'm not going to run to answers right away, because I've seen three outings and his velocity is down a tick." Impact: The southpaw's average fastball sits at 87.5 mph in 2014. For his career, Rodriguez has maintained a fastball somewhere between 88.9 mph (2007, 2008) and 90.2 mph (2009). Hurdle believes the cold weather could be affecting Rodriguez in the early going. "When we get to warmer weather, he might get more acute focus, which is what we're looking for," Hurdle said. "You've got a pitcher from Latin America [the Dominican Republic] pitching in April, wet and chilly." Fantasy owners might want to wait on Rodriguez until he shows signs of heating up.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Rodriguez allowed four earned runs on nine hits and three walks in five innings Wednesday, striking out six Cubs' batters. Impact: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was nonetheless encouraged by his lefty's outing. "The line doesn't look as good as what we think we saw," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ""You've got to remember how long he's been away from the mound. He needs innings. You can pitch all you want in spring training, it's not the same beast as (in the season)." Rodriguez has been touched up for three dingers in his first two starts, but does have 11 strikeouts in as many innings.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Rodriguez (0-1) allowed three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings in his season-opening loss to the Cubs on Thursday. He struck out five. Impact: Wandy struggled early, giving up a run in each of the first three innings, but settled down thereafter to notch a quality start. He's not the guy he used to be, especially in terms of strikeouts, but should remain a decent NL-only and deep-league starter.(RotoWire, )
Wandy Rodriguez
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 192  Age: 35
Bats: S  Throws: L
Born: 1/18/1979, Santiago, Dominican Republic
College: None
Debut: 2005
Salary: $13,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury