I spoke with Wandy Rodriguez this morning, and he said that he has been told he has arthritis in his left elbow (his pitching arm). This throws another wrinkle into Rodriguez's injury saga that has been going on since the beginning of June, and really has no end in sight.
"I've had inflammation before," Rodriguez said. "I've had that before, and this doesn't feel the same."
As more information comes out regarding the status of Wandy Rodriguez, it becomes less and less likely he will pitch for the Pirates in the rest of 2013. Photo Credit: David Hague
Rodriguez has been on the disabled list since June, and his last start came on June 5 against Atlanta when he pitched only a third of an inning and allowed a run on two hits. He was pulled from the game with forearm tightness, which later was learned to be inflammation in his elbow.
"The first time, the team doctor, I go to the team doctor and he said you have inflammation," Rodriguez said. "Later, I said let me go for anothe...
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