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Orioles sign Wandy Rodriguez to minor-league deal

The veteran will provide depth for a right-handed heavy Orioles' rotation.

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The Orioles have added left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on a minor-league deal, as first reported by Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com. Rodriguez will join the team's extended spring training program in Florida.

Rodriguez, 37, spent his spring training with the Astros before being cut and becoming a free agent. The southpaw will likely provide rotation depth for the Orioles at Triple-A Norfolk in the near future, giving the team a left-handed option alongside a right-handed heavy rotation. Baltimore currently has righties Chris Tillman, Ubaldo Jimenez, Mike Wright, Kevin Guasman and Yovani Gallardo in its rotation.

Rodriguez spent last season with the Rangers, posting a 4.90 ERA in 17 appearances (15 starts) after signing as free agent. The veteran has spent 11 years in the majors, posting a career 97-98 record and 4.10 ERA with the Astros (2005-12), Pirates (2012-14) and Rangers (2015). His best season came in 2009, when he posted a 3.02 ERA in 33 starts as a member of the Astros.