How else could you explain the Pittsburgh Pirates trading for players?
On Tuesday night, they acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros in exchange for three minor leaguers, as MLB’s official Twitter feed confirmed:
BREAKING: @Pirates acquire LHP Wandy Rodriguez from @Astros for LHP Rudy Owens, OF Robbie Grossman and LHP Colton Cain.— MLB (@MLB) July 25, 2012
Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reports that the Astros will pay “some” of the $30 million left on Rodriguez’s deal, which runs through the 2014 season.
The 33-year-old has accumulated a 7-9 record with a 3.79 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and .260 BAA in 130.2 innings pitched this season.
The Pirates are looking to register their first winning season in 20 years and are clearly pulling out all the stops. While the staff already ranks sixth in team ERA (3.48) and ninth in WHIP (1.27), there are concerns about ...
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