The big news today was that the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. That was a move I called for last night, along with several times over the last few weeks as Rodriguez was coming back from his injury. Rodriguez just didn't look like he had it this year. The results were poor, the velocity was down, and there was nothing suggesting he would bounce back to anything that would make him worth holding on to.

As I mentioned, I think Brandon Cumpton should take over in the rotation for Rodriguez. Neal Huntington said that they weren't decided between Jeff Locke or Cumpton, although it seems like they made that decision tonight. The next start for Wandy's spot will be on Monday. Locke pitched tonight, while Cumpton is the scheduled starter for Indianapolis on Monday...

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