Wandy Rodriguez 51 | Pitcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Wed. Apr 23, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rodriguez had his knee drained Monday and will take a couple of days to recover before throwing a bullpen session, Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Rodriguez, who was placed on the 15-day DL on Monday due to the knee inflammation, is without a timetable for a return at the moment. Until the lefty starts throwing bullpen sessions again, the Pirates probably won't have a clear idea of when he'll be back.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday due to right knee inflammation. Impact: Rodriguez is off to a shaky start this season, failing to make it past six innings in any of his starts, and posting a 7.65 ERA along the way. Perhaps the knee issue is responsible for some of the lefty's troubles, so Rodriguez will use this DL stint to get some rest with the hopes of returning at full strength. Jared Hughes was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move to take the place of Rodriguez on the roster.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 21, 2014
News: Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of right knee inflammation. Impact: Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA in four starts. He did not pitch after June 5 last season because of tightness in his forearm but has said since the start of spring training his arm feels fine. Rodriguez was scheduled to start Thursday against Cincinnati.(STATS, 5:09pm)
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Rodriguez lasted just four innings Saturday, getting pulled after allowing four earned runs on six hits on 66 pitches in a no-decision against the Brewers. He also allowed his seventh home run of the season. Impact: Although he avoided his third loss of the season, the Pirates' southpaw has now failed to advance past the sixth inning in all four of his starts and has allowed 26 hits in that span. The 35-year-old's ERA climbed to an enormous 7.65 this season, and he simply hasn't been good enough for the Bucs.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 16, 2014
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, )
Wandy Rodriguez
2014 Season
W-L
0-2
SV
0
ERA
7.65
K
16
Bio
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
4/20/2014
ON 15-DAY DL (Right knee inflammation)