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Wandy Rodriguez to sign with Phillies

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Wandy Rodriguez has agreed to terms with the Phillies, Santana Martinez reports. The deal would presumably be a minor league contract. Rodriguez pitched two good outings for Aguilas in the Dominican this winter in an attempt to earn another shot to pitch in the big leagues.

Rodriguez was probably the Bucs' worst player in 2014, and he had knee surgery in June after the Pirates released him. He pitched fairly well down the stretch after the Pirates acquired him in 2012, and was decent in 2013 when he was healthy. But his 2014 season was a mess from the beginning. He made just six starts, most of them terrible, and gave up at least one home run in each. He lost velocity and didn't throw any of his pitches effectively, resulting in 25 runs allowed in 26.2 innings.

We'll see if Rodriguez can recover some percentage of his Astros semi-glory, but given his age and injury history, the odds are against him. He also has arthritis in his left elbow, so, you know, insert your Phillies joke here.