|Jan. 13 1:13 PM PT2:13 PM MT3:13 PM CT4:13 PM ET16:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)3:13 PM CT-Rodriguez and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract. The left-hander, who turns 36 on Sunday, will attend big league spring training and compete for the fifth spot in the rotation. If he is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract for $2 million.
Analysis: Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA last year in six starts with Pittsburgh, which released him on May 30. Rodriquez appeared in only 12 games in 2013 due to a left forearm injury. Beginning in 2008, Rodriguez posted six straight seasons with an ERA under 4.00 with Houston and Pittsburgh. His has a 91-94 with a 4.06 ERA in 248 starts and 10 relief appearances.
|May 22 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Rodriguez for assignment and activated catcher Russell Martin from the disabled list.
Analysis: The 35-year-old Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts this season and gave up six runs in 1 2-3 innings during a 9-8 victory over Baltimore on Wednesday night. Rodriguez, who arrived in Pittsburgh via trade with the Houston Astros in 2012, is scheduled to make $13 million this season with the Pirates picking up $7 million of the tab.
|May 15 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Rodriguez from the disabled list to start Thursday afternoon's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Analysis: The move was expected. Rodriguez has been out since April 20 with right knee inflammation. He is 0-3 with a 7.65 ERA. Outfielder Jaff Decker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for Rodriguez.
|Apr. 21 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET17:09 ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST4:39 PM VEN1:09 UAE (+1)4:09 PM CT-Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of right knee inflammation.
Analysis: Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 7.65 ERA in four starts. He did not pitch after June 5 last season because of tightness in his forearm but has said since the start of spring training his arm feels fine. Rodriguez was scheduled to start Thursday against Cincinnati.
|Apr. 16 8:14 AM PT9:14 AM MT10:14 AM CT11:14 AM ET11:14 ET15:14 GMT23:14 8:14 AM MST10:14 AM EST10:44 AM VEN19:14 UAE10:14 AM CT-Rodriguez was awful Monday.
Analysis: Rodriguez gave up six runs over five innings, allowing three homers. He will try to do better this weekend against the Brewers.