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Wandy Rodriguez exercises $13 million option to stay with Pirates

Wandy Rodriguez

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Wandy Rodriguez’s decision may have been at least somewhat tough had he put together a healthy season, but after spending the final four months on the disabled list it was an easy call: He exercised a $13 million player option to remain with the Pirates in 2014.

Before going down with elbow problems in early June he started 12 games with a 3.59 ERA and Rodriguez has posted a 3.66 ERA in 138 innings since the Pirates acquired him from the Astros in mid-2012.

If healthy he’s proven to be a solid mid-rotation starter and $13 million for a one-year deal is hardly a crazy price tag for that, but obviously the injury concerns make it a risk for the Pirates.

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