Report: Phillies and Wandy Rodriguez Close to Deal
The Phillies may be adding to their starting rotation.
According to a report, the Phillies and free agent starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez are close to a deal.
The report is from the Spanish play-by-play broadcaster Angel Ibo Castillo on Twitter.
Castillo notes that Rodriguez is traveling to Philadelphia for a physical and if a passing grade is awarded, a deal would be completed.
Rodriguez will turn 36 in January and has been battling through injuries the past two seasons.
Rodriguez joined the Pirates in 2012 as a free agent and has posted a 4.16 ERA in just over 164 innings.
Before Pittsburgh, Rodriguez spent 8 seasons with the Astros with general manager Ed Wade.
Rodriguez is expected to sign a major league deal and compete for a starting rotation spot.