Wandy Rodriguez was a Phillie. Then, after a failed physical, he wasn’t. Then he was a Brave, and had sewn up a spot in their starting rotation towards the end of spring training. Then he didn’t, and was released when the Braves traded for Trevor Cahill.
The Rangers signed him to a minor league deal earlier this month. He’ll start tonight against the Angels, and we can say that with more certainty than any of the other recent Rodriguez news. The Rangers designated Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett for assignment to make room for Rodriguez on the 25-man roster.
Rodriguez, 36, allowed two runs on four hits and no walks while striking out 10 in seven innings across two starts with Triple-A Round Rock. He’ll be opposed by Angels starter Garrett Richards.