The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Wandy Rodriguez and cash from the Houston Astros. The Pirates sent prospects Robbie Grossman, Coltan Cain and Rudy Owens in exchange in the deal.
The Pirates will cover $1.7 M the rest of this season, $8.5 M in 2013, and $7.5 M in 2014 if the option is exercised. The Astros pay about $12 M in the deal.
Rodriguez, 33, has a 3.79 ERA over 21 starts with Houston this season. The left-hander has a career 4.04 ERA over parts of eight seasons in the Majors.
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