Michael Sanserino of the Post-Gazette has some great news on Wandy Rodriguez.
Source: LHP Wandy Rodriguez's meeting with Dr. Andrews went so well that rehab assignment could be "coming soon."
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) August 28, 2013
The big fear when a person goes to visit Dr. James Andrews is that he will undergo Tommy John surgery. At this point in the season that would have put Rodriguez out for the rest of 2013, and the 2014 season. The fact that he could begin a rehab assignment soon indicates that he’ll be fine for 2014, and that he could also be back in 2013. If the Pirates get him back in the playoffs, that would be huge, as he would be their number three starter. If he came back in September, that would be even better with Gerrit Cole running out of innings and Jeff Locke struggling lately.