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Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez on 15-day DL with knee injury

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

The Pirates will be without lefty Wandy Rodriguez for at least two weeks.
The Pirates will be without lefty Wandy Rodriguez for at least two weeks. (USATSI)

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The Pirates have placed left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day DL with right knee inflammation, the team announced.

Rodriguez, 35, allowed four runs in four innings on Saturday. He has a 7.65 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP in 20 innings this year, including a league-high seven home runs allowed. Wandy missed most of last season with elbow and forearm problems.

Right-hander Jared Hughes has been called up from Triple-A to replace Rodriguez in the roster. The 28-year-old has a 3.49 ERA in 118 2/3 relief innings for Pittsburgh over the last three seasons.

It's unclear who will replace Wandy in the rotation, but long relievers Jeanmar Gomez and Stolmy Pimentel are candidates.

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