Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 1 Month

Wandy Rodriguez underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

And now we know why Rodriguez has been a free agent for a month now without a whiff of interest. It's not clear what exact procedure was performed, but Rodriguez will need 5-6 month to rehab and hopes to be 100 percent for spring training. The veteran left-hander posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 26 2/3 innings this season for the Pirates before being released.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Pirates placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on unconditional release waivers.

The veteran southpaw was pounded in 26 2/3 innings this season, registering a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. He'll look to continue his career elsewhere if he can find another team willing to take a chance on him, but it will certainly have to be on a minor league pact.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Pirates designated LHP Wandy Rodriguez for assignment.

It was a necessary move. Rodriguez allowed six runs (one earned) in just 1 2/3 innings in his latest turn through the Pirates' rotation and will depart having registered a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP this season in 26 2/3 total frames. The veteran left-hander had been trying to pitch through an arthritic elbow and will likely pass through waivers. He is still owed about $8 million.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Wandy Rodriguez got the no-decision, allowing six runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings as the Orioles lost to the Pirates 9-8 on Wednesday.

Rodriguez recently admitted that his knee is still bothering him, so it isn't surprising that his struggles have continued. The lefty allowed seven hits and walked one without recording a strikeout. Now with a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP, Rodriguez will face the Mets on the road in his next outing.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Wandy Rodriguez admitted after Thursday's start that his right knee still isn't 100 percent.

However, the lefty says he's feeling good enough to pitch and also to run. That said, this ailment combined with the way Rodriguez has looked so far this season makes him an unappealing option in fantasy leagues.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Wandy Rodriguez allowed two runs over five innings Thursday against the Brewers in his return from the disabled list.

Rodriguez was ineffective in his two rehab starts, which he probably didn't need in the first place considering that he only really needed to miss one turn with his sore knee. That he was asked to make the rehab starts was really more about him having a 7.65 ERA before he went on the DL. He was better today, but we wouldn't touch him in fantasy leagues.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months

Pirates activated LHP Wandy Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list.

Rodriguez will start for the Bucs on Thursday afternoon at Milwaukee's Miller Park. He had a 7.65 ERA in four starts before landing on the disabled list and seems doubtful to suddenly find success after three weeks of rest.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 3 Months

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will make his next rehab start Tuesday with Double-A Altoona.

Rodriguez allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings last Thursday in his first rehab start. He's slated to throw around six innings or 90 pitches Tuesday, which should set him up to rejoin the Pirates.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 3 Months

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will make another rehab start on Tuesday.

Rodriguez, currently on the DL with right knee inflammation, allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings last Thursday with Double-A Altoona. It's not clear which affiliate he'll pitch with on Tuesday.

Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 3 Months

Wandy Rodriguez (knee) will remain on his rehab assignment for now.

Rodriguez hasn't had a setback, but Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Sunday that the left-hander "needs more time." The southpaw allowed four runs -- three earned -- on four hits and three walks over 3 1/3 frames for Double-A Altoona on Thursday. Jeff Locke will occupy Rodriguez's rotation spot for now.