Fri, 03 Apr 2015 09:37:55 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults has likely won the fifth starter spot after the team released SP Wandy Rodriguez Friday, April 3.
Fantasy Tip: Stults has very marginal fantasy value, but the 35-year-old lefty could have upside in ripe matchups on FantasyScore.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:25:09 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has been penciled in as the fourth starter, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.
Fantasy Tip: The 36-year-old lefty has pitched just 89 1/3 innings over the past two years, and he returned an atrocious 6.75 ERA over his six starts and 26 2/3 innings last season. He has low-end appeal in NL-only formats, but at this point, Rodriguez doesn't tip the scales in mixed formats.
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:18:04 -0700
Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has been effective in spring camp, with one earned run in eight innings pitched over three Grapefruit League starts.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez only has a $2 million deal and could have an inside track on a rotation spot with Mike Minor's injury issues and Mike Foltynewicz appearing like he isn't ready. Still, the Braves may get cold feet. Should Rodriguez crack the rotation, he may be worth a late-round flier.
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:06:10 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor (shoulder) will be shut down indefinitely and will visit with a specialist in the next few days, according president of baseball operations John Hart. The team is taking a proactive approach, and they're hoping it's not a season-ending injury. Hart also said Minor might have another MRI exam on his shoulder. SPs Eric Stults, Wandy Rodriguez, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos are competing for the fifth rotation spot, but if Minor isn't ready to start the season, the Braves could go with two of those pitchers in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Braves are definitely hoping this injury is minor. But after Minor's frustrating 2014 season in which he dealt with plenty of shoulder woes, this can't be a good sign early in spring. Minor was considered a sleeper candidate before this news after being just a year removed from a 13-9 season in which he posted an ERA of 3.21 and a K/9 of 8.0 in 32 starts. Minor might still be worth a late-round stab in mixed leagues, but definitely keep an eye on the results of his shoulder tests.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:35:15 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Wandy Rodriguez has impressed so far in his spring workouts, and he is a leading candidate for the No. 5 starting rotation spot. Rodriguez is competing with SPs Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos for the spot. The Braves could consider putting Foltynewicz or Banuelos in the bullpen if they don't win the job. Rodriguez has made only 18 starts the last two years due to injuries, and he was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in six starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Rodriguez is healthy and throwing the ball with little effort.
Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez would only be an option as a late-round pick in deep mixed leagues if he wins that final rotation spot. There's a lot of spring competition left, so we likely won't know for a while. Stay tuned.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 10:58:54 -0800
Atlanta Braves SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Eric Stults, Mike Foltynewicz and Manny Banuelos will likely be the candidates for the fifth starting position, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. RP James Russell will move back to the bullpen.
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:20:22 -0800
Atlanta Braves SP Eric Stults will compete for the team's No. 5 starting rotation spot, and he could be battling SPs Mike Foltynewicz, Wandy Rodriguez and Chien-Ming Wang in spring training.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:23:12 -0800
Free-agent SP Wandy Rodriguez (Phillies) signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Jan. 13. He will compete for the fifth starting rotation spot.
Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:06:42 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Wandy Rodriguez (knee) failed his physical two weeks after agreeing with the Phillies and is now close to signing with the Atlanta Braves, according to reports from the Dominican Republic.
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 06:29:45 -0800
Free-agent SP Wandy Rodriguez (Pirates) agreed to a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, Dec. 28.