Braves agree to minor league deal with lefty Wandy Rodriguez
Rodriguez, who turns 36 Sunday, will attend big league spring training and compete for the fifth spot in the rotation. If he is added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract for $2 million.
Rodriguez was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA last year in six starts with Pittsburgh, which released him on May 30. Rodriquez appeared in only 12 games in 2013 due to a left forearm injury.
Beginning in 2008, Rodriguez posted six straight seasons with an ERA under 4.00 with Houston and Pittsburgh. His has a 91-94 with a 4.06 ERA in 248 starts and 10 relief appearances.