Report: Pirates' Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) out three more weeks

Wandy Rodriguez won't be ready to resume pitching for some time. (USATSI)
Wandy Rodriguez won't be ready to resume pitching for some time. (USATSI)

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Not long ago, the Pirates were forced to shut down lefty Wandy Rodriguez, who's been on the DL since June 6 with a forearm strain. Now, Rodriguez has received a platelet-rich plasma injection, and, as Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, that means at least three weeks of rest, treatment and rehabilitation -- longer if the PRP treatment doesn't yield improvement. In other words, Rodriguez's return to the Pittsburgh rotation is not in sight.

This season, the 34-year-old Rodriguez is 6-4 with a 3.59 ERA across 12 starts.

Given the injuries to Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett (calf), the Pirates' rotation presently consists of Francisco Liriano, Jeff Locke, Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton and Jeanmar Gomez.

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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