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Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez on unconditional release waivers

May 30, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

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The Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment last week, and the team has now placed him on unconditional release waivers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.

Rodriguez has been pitching with an arthritic elbow all season, and it showed in his results. The 35-year-old lefty posted a 6.75 ERA with a 20/8 K/BB ratio in six starts spanning 26 2/3 innings. Because he’s left-handed, it’s hard to imagine he won’t find opportunities to pitch elsewhere.

  1. musketmaniac - May 30, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Wandy ineffective, Tailon hurt yet there were four solid candidates available in AAA. nice job Huntington.

  2. areyesrn - May 30, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    no doubt Ed Wade and RAJ will inquire…

    • carpi2 - May 30, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      He will probably find himself in a Phillies jersey, before the year is out

      • zemongoose - May 31, 2014 at 2:27 PM

        The only question is whether Ruben will go 3 or 4 years…

  3. realgone2 - May 30, 2014 at 8:45 PM

    Someone get ruben a bib!

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