Full Count
A Furiously Updated Red Sox Blog
WEEI.com Blog Network

Trade Deadline: Pirates acquire Wandy Rodriguez

07.25.12 at 8:20 am ET

After losing to the Cubs on Tuesday night, the Pirates acquired starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros in exchange for three minor leaguers.

The 33-year-old’s addition is a needed boost for the Pirates, who are 2½ games out of the NL Central Division lead. Prior to trading for Rodriguez the Pirates were using a four-man rotation that featured A.J Burnett, James McDonald, Kevin Correia and Erik Bedard.

In 21 starts this season Rodriguez is 7-9 with a 3.79 ERA. He has lost his last three starts. Rodriguez has not pitched a complete game this season but he has thrown for eight innings in two starts.

The Pirates’ pitching staff ranks 21st in the league in terms of quality starts.

Read More: 2012 Trade Deadline, a.j. burnett, Erik Bedard, James McDonald
Red Sox Box Score
Red Sox Schedule
Latest on Twitter
Red Sox Headlines
Red Sox Minor League News
Red Sox Team Leaders
MLB Headlines
Tips & Feedback