Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 1 Day
Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) pitched a couple of scoreless innings, striking out two, versus the Twins on Friday.
Rodriguez probably isn't pitching 200 innings or anything close to it this year, but he's giving reason for hope that he can be a part of the Opening Day rotation. If he makes it through the spring, he'll be worth trying in NL-only leagues anyway.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 7 Days
Wandy Rodriguez yielded an unearned run in his inning of work Saturday as the Pirates and Rays played to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings.
Rodriguez struck out two and didn't allow a hit, though he did hit a batter. Rodriguez will have to spend the rest of his career dealing with arthritis in his pitching elbow. The Pirates are hoping he can serve as their fourth starter, but they do have alternatives.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 17 Days
Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) threw a session of live batting practice on Thursday in Pirates camp.
Rodriguez is taking a slower approach to his spring throwing program than most of the other pitchers in camp with the Bucs after ending the 2013 campaign with arthritis in his left elbow. He's aiming to be ready for the start of the 2014 regular season, but it's no sure thing at this point. Wandy was limited to 12 starts last year.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 23 Days
Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) will throw once every three days early on in camp before being re-evaluated.
The other Pirates' pitchers are throwing every other day, but the club wants Rodriguez to get extra rest after ended last season with arthritis in his elbow. The left-hander looks to be in line to be ready for the start of the season at this point, but Opening Day is still a ways away.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 27 Days
Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) said during the team's recent mini-camp that he would be ready for the first day of spring training.
The veteran southpaw was shut down in September due to arthritis in his elbow, but he has been working out at his home in the Dominican Republic all winter and insists that he'll be ready to go. Even if he is a few days behind, he should have no problem being ready to go for the start of the regular season.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 2 Months
Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) has resumed throwing and says that his arm "feels good."
Rodriguez was limited to just 12 starts last season due to forearm/elbow pain, but he said he didn't feel anything during a long-toss session last month. The veteran southpaw hopes to begin throwing bullpen sessions in a couple of weeks, after which he should have a better idea of his progress. Rodriguez exercised a $13 million player option in November and should be a part of the Pirates' rotation in 2014 if healthy.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 3 Months
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington reiterated Monday that Wandy Rodriguez (elbow) remains on track for spring training.
Rodriguez was shut down in September due to arthritis in his elbow, but didn't require surgery. Huntington said that he's in the early stages of his throwing program, but feels good. The 34-year-old exercised a $13 million player option following the season and should be a part of the Pirates' rotation in 2014 if healthy.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 4 Months
Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez exercised his $13 million option for 2014.
If Rodriguez ended the season healthy, he likely would have declined the option and looked for a multi-year deal. As it is, with him ending the year with elbow and forearm problems, it makes sense for him to take the guaranteed money. The Pirates expect him to be healthy for spring training.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 6 Months
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday that he expects Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) to be ready for the start of spring training.
The Pirates decided on Saturday to shut Rodriguez down for the season, but they think he'll be fine after some rest and rehab over the winter. The lefty holds a $13 million player option for 2014 that he says he's unsure about exercising, but ultimately he seems likely to do so.
Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 6 Months
The Pirates have shut down Wandy Rodriguez (elbow, forearm) for the remainder of the 2013 season.
It sounds as though Rodriguez's injured arm didn't respond well after throwing 67 pitches in a simulated game on Thursday. It's a tough break for the Pirates, who had hoped to get him back for the stretch run as they make a push towards the postseason. The 34-year-old southpaw finishes the year 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 46/12 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings.