The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for three minor league prospects.
Next Level SN's Michael Waterloo covers the Pirates for ovathletics.com and has provided an inside reaction from the Pirates, including General Manager, Neal Huntington It is being reported that the Pirates will pay $1.7, $8.5 million over the next two seasons, with a player option of $7.5 million for the third and final year remaining on Rodriguez’s contract.
"As we talked from day one of the trading season, we’ve been open to strengthening our club via pitching or via position player. The pitching market is much more plentiful than the position player market. We had an opportunity to make a move for a player we liked at an acquisition cost we felt was appropriate and made the deal,” Huntington said.
Huntington continued, “Part of it is multiple years. We got him for the rest of this year and next year. We felt this was a good acquisition for us. The option turn...