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

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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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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