Rodriguez Agrees to Minor League Deal with the Atlanta Braves

Wandy Rodriguez is making a minor career change…

The 35-year-old Dominican professional baseball pitcher has agreed to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.

Wandy Rodriguez

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.

Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA last year in six starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates, 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 the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh. His has a 91-94 record with a 4.06 ERA in 248 starts and 10 relief appearances.

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