Clint Hurdle announced today that Wandy Rodriguez would be starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Rodriguez is currently on the disabled list with a knee injury. He has made two rehab starts, and neither outing went well. Rodriguez gave up ten earned runs on 11 hits in 8.2 innings of work, with a 7:6 K/BB ratio and three home runs. All of that came at the Double-A level.
It's not like Rodriguez had success in the majors prior to the injury. He had a 7.65 ERA in 20 innings of work, along with seven homers and a 16:6 K/BB ratio.
The Pirates don't technically need a fifth starter until May 24th, although they would need a spot starter a week from today. If they did decide to go with a fifth starter earlier, then Rodriguez wouldn't be the best choi...
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