Wandy Rodriguez News Archive
Rodriguez signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Monday.
The Braves released Rodriguez on Friday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.
Rodriguez struggled in his last spring outing, giving up four runs on eight hits (including two home runs), with no walks and three strikeouts over five innings against the Pirates. Afterward, manager Fredi Gonzalez told MLB.com that Rodriguez is still considered one of the top candidates to fill a rotation spot to begin the year. "[Thursday's] outing doesn't change my mind at all," Gonzalez said.
Rodriguez has pretty much already secured a spot in the Braves' Opening Day rotation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "...I think the chances of (Rodriguez) making this club are really, really good," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "No matter whether he give up 10 runs (Friday) or throws a one-hitter. Because you like what you've seen, you like what he's done in the past, and so yeah, as far as today -- just let him go out and pitch."