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Pirates Shuffle the Rotation With the Addition of Rodriguez

Pirates Shuffle the Rotation With the Addition of Rodriguez

Wandy Rodriguez joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday and was acquainted with his new team. A strange situation for the left-hander, who was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday in exchange for three prospects, and was officially added to the Pirates roster. Rodriguez arrived to Minute Maid Park just like had for the past seven seasons, but this time he went to a different clubhouse -- the visitor's.

Rodriguez is set to make his Pirates debut on Saturday in Houston against his former club. In with adding Rodriguez to the club's solid rotation, there comes shuffling.

 

Correia is the Odd Man Out

Manager Clint Hurdle has decided to remove right-hander Kevin Correia from the rotation and he will pitch in relief out of the bullpen -- for now. There have been reports that Pittsburgh is looking to make a trade for Correia. Not since the 2007 season has Correia pitched in relief. He became a starter for the San Diego Padres in 2008 after spending his two previous s...

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