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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez mentioned Rodriguez (knee) as a candidate for the final rotation spot, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Mike Foltynewicz and Eric Stults seem like the early favorites for the job, but Rodriguez and Manny Banuelos will also get a chance to compete. The big question mark surrounding Rodriguez is the health of his right knee, which he had operated on in May, ending his season after just six starts. He then failed his physical with the Phillies in late December.

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Rodriguez agreed to a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, with the Braves on Tuesday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Rodriguez was close to signing with the Phillies in December but failed a physical, so the deal was never finalized. The 35-year-old has dealt with several injuries over the past two seasons, which have limited him to just 18 major league starts, but he's believed to have a chance to compete for the fifth starting spot in the Braves' rotation in spring training. He'll likely be in competition with David Hale, James Russell and Chien-Ming Wang for the position. Rodriguez's contract will pay him a $2 million base salary, which is prorated based upon time spent on the organization's major league roster.

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Rodriguez (knee) has agreed to a minor league contract with the Phillies, CSNPhilly.com reports.

The deal is pending a physical, which in this case, could be a significant hurdle. Rodriguez was limited to just 12 appearances in 2013 due to a forearm injury and started all of six games last season before undergoing knee surgery. However, if healthy come spring, Rodriguez will likely compete for a spot at the back of the Phillies' rotation.

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Rodriguez (knee) will pitch in winter ball, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

While the left-hander struggled mightily in six starts with the Pirates to begin the year (6.75 ERA, 1.69 WHIP), his troubles can likely be attributed at least in part to the knee issues. He had the knee surgically repaired in May, officially ending his season, but Rodriguez will be healthy enough to audition for teams this winter, as he looks to prove he can still be of some value to a major league club.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.