The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add a starting pitcher and bat by the deadline. And on Tuesday night, the club made a trade in order to improve the ball club on the mound. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros along with cash in exchange for prospects Colton Cain, Robbie Grossman and Rudy Owens.

"As we talked really from day one of the trading season, we’ve been open to strengthening our club via pitching or via position player," General Manager Neal Huntington said. "The pitching market is much more plentiful than the position player market. We had an opportunity to make a move for a player that we liked for an acquisition cost that we felt was appropriate and made the deal."

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