Found June 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left-handed starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez on the disabled list with forearm tightness, the team has announced. To replace Rodriguez on their roster, the Pirates have called up top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole. The #Pirates have placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL with forearm tightness & have selected the contract of RHP Gerrit Cole. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 11, 2013 Rodriguez exited his most recent start -- June 5 against the Atlanta Braves -- in the first inning with forearm tightness. After throwing only 14 pitches, Rodriguez was met on the mound by the team's training staff. He could be seen flexing and clenching his throwing arm before he exited the game. With his placement on the DL, Rodriguez joins fellow Pirates pitchers Jose Contreras, Phil Irwin, Jeff Karstens, Jeanmar Gomez, James McDonald and Charlie Morton. Over 11 starts prior to the injury, the southpaw maintained an ERA of 3.47 with a 1.091 WHIP over 62 1/3 innings. It's not a surprise that Cole -- considered one of the top pitching prospects in the game -- is getting the call, as the Pirates previously said he'd be making his major league debut this week. There was question surrounding how Pittsburgh would make room for Cole on the roster, and it's ultimately Rodriguez's spot that the young right-hander takes. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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