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Wandy Rodriguez will be out for three more weeks. Photo Credit: David Hague Wandy Rodriguez has received a few setbacks in the past week. He had some tightness in his forearm, and was shut down. Today he received Platelet Rich Plasma injections, which will put him out for three weeks. Even when he starts back up, you’re looking at a few weeks of rehab starts, which means the Pirates might not see him until the middle of August. I wanted to take a look at the short-term and long-term impacts that these setbacks will bring. The Short-Term: Do the Pirates Need to Trade For a Pitcher? Pitching hasn’t been a problem this year. The only problem involving pitching has been that the Pirates have seen too many injuries. So far they’ve been able to manage those injuries thanks to a lot of depth. That depth could be running low, and the rotation isn’t in a favorable situation with both A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez out. At this point, Burnett looks to return before Rodriguez, and before the...
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