Pirates Activate Wandy Rodriguez, Option Jaff Decker
May15

Pirates Activate Wandy Rodriguez, Option Jaff Decker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Wandy Rodriguez off of the 15-day disabled list. To make room, they have optioned Jaff Decker to Triple-A. Rodriguez was expected to b activated today, as he’s the scheduled starter. The move isn’t a good one for the Pirates. In his two rehab starts,┬áRodriguez 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...

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First Pitch: Thoughts on Decker, Wandy, Worley, Glasnow, 2014 Draft
May11

First Pitch: Thoughts on Decker, Wandy, Worley, Glasnow, 2014 Draft

The Brent Morel promotion was a strange one. The Pirates probably only needed an extra hitter for the three game series against the Cardinals this weekend, assuming Andrew Lambo could return early next week. None of the available hitters on the 40-man roster have had a good season, with the exception of Gregory Polanco, who won’t be called up until the Super 2 deadline passes. I don’t know what the Pirates knew regarding...

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Wandy Rodriguez to Start For the Pirates on Thursday
May10

Wandy Rodriguez to Start For the Pirates on Thursday

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...

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Minor League Schedule: Second Rehab Start For Wandy Rodriguez
May05

Minor League Schedule: Second Rehab Start For Wandy Rodriguez

Today’s Starters: Vance Worley, Wandy Rodriguez, Chad Kuhl

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The Pirates Won’t Need a Regular Fifth Starter Until May 24th
May04

The Pirates Won’t Need a Regular Fifth Starter Until May 24th

When the Pittsburgh Pirates sent down Brandon Cumpton yesterday, I was a bit surprised. Cumpton has pitched well in both of his starts this season, along with his time in Triple-A, and his time in the majors last year. There seemed to be no reason to send him down. Then I took a look at the schedule, and realized that the Pirates could get by with four starters for most of the month of May. I don’t know if this is why Cumpton...

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