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Knee injury sends Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled list

Apr 21, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

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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 add a starter to fill in for him by Thursday.

Rodriguez missed nearly the entire second half of last season with elbow and forearm problems, and then got knocked around to begin this year with a 7.65 ERA and league-high seven homers allowed in four starts.

Rodriguez has had a sub-4.00 ERA every season since 2008, but at age 35 it seems like he’s falling apart physically with free agency ahead of him this winter.

  1. musketmaniac - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:19 PM

    his last start wasn’t his fault. An Alvarez non-error cost him two earned runs and an extra thirty pitches.

  2. modernishfather - Apr 21, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    Are the Astros still paying most of his salary this year?

  3. musketmaniac - Apr 21, 2014 at 5:04 PM

    probably, the buccos have a knack for other teams paying their players, but it’s normally the Yankees that flip the bill.

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