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Wandy Rodriguez update

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This afternoon the Pirates announced that Wandy Rodriguez has received a "PRP injection" (Platelet Rich Plasma). The pitcher will "only" rest, receive treatments and rehabilitate for "up to three weeks."

* Some information about PRP injections from Science Daily

* From Los Angeles Times: "Several Dodgers have used platelet-rich plasma therapy" (March 13, 2013)

* Ben Lindbergh recently wrote a piece about PRP injections for Baseball Prospectus. Take a look - "Overthinking it: Dylan Bundy, Elbow Injuries, and the Evidence that PRP Works."

* Also, Pat Lackey of has an interesting post on the procedure and Wandy's future.