Pirates Re-Acquire Josh Rodriguez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-acquired shortstop Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians, in exchange for cash considerations.  Rodriguez was drafted in the 2010 Rule 5 draft by the Pirates, and was designated for assignment back in April after going 1-for-12 at the plate.  Part of the reason he was designated for assignment was that the Pirates claimed Brandon Wood off of waivers.  Rodriguez went on to hit for a .193/.270/.316...

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Josh Rodriguez Returned to Indians

The Pittsburgh Pirates have returned 2010 Rule 5 pick, Josh Rodriguez, to the Cleveland Indians.  The Pirates designated Rodriguez for assignment last week in order to make room for Brandon Wood, who they claimed off of waivers from the Los Angeles Angels.

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Trade Rumors: Chris Snyder, Josh Rodriguez

Two trade rumors from the weekend… -The Boston Red Sox have a hole at catcher.  Their starter, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, is currently off to a .186/.255/.233 start, with 17 stolen bases allowed in 23 attempts over 13 starts.  They have Jason Varitek, although Varitek is off to a worse start at the plate, and isn’t really a starting option behind the plate anymore.  Ken Rosenthal mentioned that if the poor start continues, the...

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Rodriguez Designated for Assignment, Ciriaco Recalled

Following up on the waiver claim of Brandon Wood, the Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Josh Rodriguez for assignment, and have recalled Pedro Ciriaco, the team announced today.  As Colin Dunlap mentions, Ciriaco is likely up just to fill the roster spot until Wood arrives with the team. As for Rodriguez, he will be placed on waivers.  If he clears waivers, the Pirates have to offer him back to the Cleveland Indians.  They can try to...

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Looks Like Brandon Wood Will be a Pirate

Colin Dunlap of the Post Gazette has an update on Brandon Wood.  He mentions that Wood has been placed on waivers by the Los Angeles Angels, and that the waiver process ends today at noon.  The Pirates have the first overall pick (if you’re wondering why, check out my Important Dates in 2011 post), and are almost certainly going to make a claim on Wood, according to Dunlap. With the Pirates having the number one pick, it appears...

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