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  1. Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez on unconditional release waivers

    May 30, 2014, 6:45 PM EDT

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    After designating him for assignment last week, the Pirates placed Wandy Rodriguez on unconditional release waivers on Friday.

  2. Pirates activate Russell Martin, designate Wandy Rodriguez for assignment

    May 22, 2014, 4:10 PM EDT

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    Pittsburgh catcher Russell Martin is back off the disabled list after missing the past month with a strained hamstring and to make room for him on the roster the Pirates have designated for assignment left-hander Wandy Rodriguez.

  3. Pirates place Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring

    Apr 26, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Russell Martin

    The Pirates placed Russell Martin on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

  4. Knee injury sends Wandy Rodriguez to the disabled list

    Apr 21, 2014, 3:48 PM EDT

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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.

  5. Jeff Locke goes from rookie All-Star to Triple-A

    Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.

  6. 2014 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…

  7. A.J. Burnett turned down $12 million from Pirates for $16 million from Phillies

    Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…

  8. Wandy Rodriguez says he’s ready for spring training

    Feb 9, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez started off strong for the Pirates, posting a 3.47 ERA through his first 11 starts of the 2013 season. He retired just one batter in his next start on June 5 against the Braves, however, and soon after went on the disabled list with a strained left forearm. He would spend the rest…

  9. Pirates pitching coach expects A.J. Burnett to retire

    Jan 9, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage was interviewed on 93.7 radio in Pittsburgh and indicated that he expects free agent A.J. Burnett to retire, saying: I’m on that percentage point where he’s not going to come back. Right now I’m leaning that way, where he’s going to retire. Burnett was one of the best pitchers in…

  10. Wandy Rodriguez making progress in elbow rehab

    Jan 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez started just 12 games last season, shutting things down in June with elbow problems, but Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that the Pirates left-hander has started throwing again and expects to be ready for spring training. Rodriguez exercised his $13 million player option to remain with the Pirates for 2014,…

  11. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  12. Wandy Rodriguez exercises $13 million option to stay with Pirates

    Nov 1, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez‘s decision may have been at least somewhat tough had he put together a healthy season, but after spending the final four months on the disabled list it was an easy call: He exercised a $13 million player option to remain with the Pirates in 2014. Before going down with elbow problems in early…

  13. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  14. Top-of-the-order struggles doom Pirates in NLDS

    Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

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    It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…

  15. The Pirates have shut Wandy Rodriguez down for the season

    Sep 14, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

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    The Pirates have shut down starter Wandy Rodriguez for the remainder of the year, per Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune. Rodriguez has been dealing with arthritis in his left elbow. He threw a 67-pitch simulated game on Thursday, but that was all the Pirates needed to see to make their decision. Biertempfel also tweeted…

  16. Wandy Rodriguez is trying to make it back to the Pirates

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Out since early June with an elbow injury that was recently diagnosed as arthritis, Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez threw a simulated game yesterday. Rodriguez has gotten this far into his recovery before–and actually made a minor-league rehab appearance earlier this month–only to suffer a setback and be shut down again several times. And another setback…

  17. Pirates leaning toward using Gerrit Cole as playoff reliever

    Sep 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Gerrit Cole tossed seven shutout innings last night as the Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992–when he was two years old–but the standout rookie may not be starting any playoff games. According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, manager Clint Hurdle “indicated Cole’s postseason role would be in the bullpen.” Francisco…

  18. Wandy Rodriguez has arthritis in his left elbow

    Sep 2, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez‘s recent visit with Dr. James Andrews was reported as good news, because the Pirates left-hander was told that his elbow injury won’t require surgery. However, it’s not all positive. Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports that Dr. Andrews diagnosed Rodriguez with arthritis in his elbow and Rodriguez described the pain he…

  19. Wandy Rodriguez gets good news from Dr. James Andrews

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez went to visit Dr. James Andrews and the Pirates left-hander actually got some good news, as the noted surgeon agreed with the initial diagnosis of forearm inflammation. That means he won’t need surgery, although Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette writes that Rodriguez’s chances of pitching again this season are “still a…

  20. Wandy Rodriguez is scheduled to see Dr. James Andrews

    Aug 22, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez has been sidelined since June 5 due what was originally described as left forearm tightness, but he has been holding out hope for a return this season. However, it’s increasingly likely that he’ll have to turn the focus to 2014 and beyond. According to Tom Singer of MLB.com, Rodriguez is scheduled to see…

  21. Wandy Rodriguez throws fastballs, changeups off mound

    Aug 11, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Wandy Rodriguez is now making steady progress. According to beat writer Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the left-hander threw fastballs and changeups in a successful 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday at Colorado’s Coors Field. “No problems,” Rodriguez told reporters after the short workout. Rodriguez will throw another bullpen session — his third — on Wednesday in…

  22. Wandy Rodriguez returns to the mound

    Aug 7, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT

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    The Pirates have the best record in baseball. And their rotation could soon get a big boost. According to beat writer Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, lefty starter Wandy Rodriguez threw off a mound Wednesday for the first time in a month and reported no issues with his forearm or elbow. He’s scheduled to…

  23. Wandy Rodriguez to resume throwing next week

    Jul 20, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has not made a start since June 5 due to elbow and forearm issues and needed a platelet-rich plasma injection earlier this month. But he’s beginning to feel better. According to beat writer Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Rodriguez is scheduled to resume throwing next week. He’ll start with light…

  24. Wandy Rodriguez gets platelet-rich plasma injection for elbow injury

    Jul 1, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    On the disabled list with an elbow injury, Wandy Rodriguez got a platelet-rich plasma injection and will need at least three more weeks of rest and rehab, the Pirates announced. There’s no official timetable for his return, but Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette speculates that Rodriguez will be out until at least early…

  25. Wandy Rodriguez shut down due to lingering tightness in forearm

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    Wandy Rodriguez

    Winners of seven straight, the Pirates currently have the best record in the majors at 49-30. But not everything is going their way. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that Wandy Rodriguez has been shut down after he felt lingering tightness in his left forearm during his most recent throwing session. Rodriguez, who landed on the…

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