Rockies Claim Wandy Rodriguez

2:42pm: The Rockies won the claim on Rodriguez, tweets Rosenthal, and talks are ongoing.  The Rockies are particularly low on starting pitching depth at the moment, and may have the idea of another miracle playoff run in the back of their minds.  They're currently 8.5 games out.  Otherwise, Rodriguez would provide veteran depth for the next few seasons with Ubaldo Jimenez gone.  As Rosenthal notes, the Rockies aren't going to want to give up anything of value if they're to take on Rodriguez's entire contract.

1:12pm: Lefty Wandy Rodriguez has been claimed on waivers by an unknown team, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Currently Rodriguez is owed just $1.38MM for the rest of this season, plus $36MM for 2012-14 assuming he exercises a player option for the final season.  The Astros have the option of dumping that commitment on the other club, working out a trade with the team, or pulling Rodriguez back.

Rodriguez, 32, has a 3.31 ERA, 7.7 K/9, 3.0 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9, and 45.3% groundball rate in 147 innings this year.


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116 Comments on "Rockies Claim Wandy Rodriguez"


fxx3605
4 years 11 days ago

i feel the indians for some reason

4 years 11 days ago

Cleveland for sure.

4 years 11 days ago

Twins

4 years 11 days ago

Better not be the Twins.

4 years 11 days ago

I could actually see Bill Smith doing that.

JacksTigers
4 years 11 days ago

That would be incredibly stupid.

jwsox
4 years 11 days ago

Why would that be stupid????? The twins could then have two mediocre pitchers getting way way way over paid with wandy and pavano.

Not Fred Titmus
4 years 11 days ago

Must be Yankees.

4 years 11 days ago

Red Sox?

theroundsquare
4 years 11 days ago

So how long do the teams have to work out a deal or call it off?  72 hours?

4 years 11 days ago

Dump him.

4 years 11 days ago

yankees or diamondbacks.

Paul Andrew Mawdsley
4 years 11 days ago

What about the jays? there was rumors at the deadline of him getting traded to the jays. He fits well with them as they need another solid starter in their rotation cuz they have a constant rotating door scenario for the 5th spot

4 years 11 days ago

brewers!

4 years 11 days ago

it’s the Tigers.  They wanted a LH pitcher and now have one.  See ya, Brad Penny.

threeeds
4 years 11 days ago

This could be potentially true. They need something to shore up their rotation with Porcello struggling as of late and Penny being borderline for most of the season.

inleylandwetrust
4 years 10 days ago

I don’t think so since he’s under contract for a couple more years. The rotation seems pretty much set for next season and beyond with Verlander, Scherzer, Fister, Porcello, and Jacob Turner. 

$1742854
4 years 11 days ago

OK, can someone explain to me why the Astros want to dump this guy? His stats are really good overall–consistent ERA, WHIP, K and BB/9, etc. He might be a bit overpaid, but you know what you’re getting year after year.

fxx3605
4 years 11 days ago

there a team in development might as well get rid of him now to save money maybe get a prospect

4 years 10 days ago

Who said the Astros want to dump him?  The Astros certainly did not say that.  They specifically said at the deadline that they had no intention of trading him unless they were getting prosepcts in return.  The only one’s saying anything about a salary dump is uniformed, bandwagon AL fans.

4 years 10 days ago

uhh…their new owner wants their payroll to get to around $50 million…the ONLY way they can do that is by ridding themselves of the Rodriguez contract….so i guess us dumb AL fans can just read context clues.  Odds are the Astros get very very little or nothing in return…this is simply for salary relief

4 years 10 days ago

I am A Red sox fan and don’t see where the Astros ever implied what you are thinking.. They have allways said they would trade him for prospects.

4 years 10 days ago

THEN, they will hang on to him and trade him during the winter meetings when there will be a bigger market for him.  That has been said all along. 

Bucs
4 years 11 days ago

I’ll go with a sleeper. Rangers.

Guest
4 years 11 days ago

Please man in the sky, let it be the Boston Red Sox and not the Yankees. 

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4 years 11 days ago

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4 years 11 days ago

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mgsports
4 years 11 days ago

6.0
Cardinals?
Brewers?
Diamondbacks?
Phils?
No way the Yankees or Rangers or Tigers because they lead their Divisions.

rayking
4 years 11 days ago

Diamondbacks is a good guess. He has to go through the NL entirely for an AL team to get him, so I don’t think the Yankees or BoSox are likely.

Dave Pond
4 years 11 days ago

I hope it’s KC. They sorely need SP help and at 12/yr max, it’s not a bad deal. Heck, if they can work out a trade w HOU for a prospect, and HOU gives some cash, even better!

Guest
4 years 11 days ago

I’d rather see Gil Meche come out of retirement for you guys at that price. 

4 years 11 days ago

I’d love the Cubs to claim this guy. Wouldn’t have to face him anymore, AND we’re going to need starters next year anyway!

stewie75
4 years 11 days ago

Cubs need less #3 starters who make $10M+ not more of them. 

daveineg
4 years 11 days ago

The Cubs are in need of starters badly assuming they dump Zambrano, and while Rodriguez isn’t cheap, he’s decent enough value for that price and it’s a 3 year commitment, not a 4-5 year that someone like him might command in FA. 

Rodriguez, Cashner, Garza, and Dempster is at least respectable as a rotation, and they can fill the 5th spot with another cheap option.  It also gives them at least the option of considering trading Dempster who has just a year left on his deal and might have some value.

So I wouldn’t rule out the Cubs.

stewie75
4 years 10 days ago

I guess it wouldn’t be so bad, but with so many teams being SO reluctant to take this guy and his money on- it’s made me a lil weary… I think $12M could be spent a lil more efficiently in the offseason. Guess it wouldn’t be SO bad, but it’s a good chunk of money to eat up for a #3, esp when there’ll be a new GM coming in, let him figure out if he wants an overpriced SP. 

4 years 10 days ago

what number 3 starters do the Cubs have??

4 years 10 days ago

what number 3 starters do the Cubs have??

ultimate913
4 years 11 days ago

Not the Yankees…