The Pittsburgh Pirates have hauled off nine wins in a row and they currently hold the best record in Major League Baseball. While all things seem to be going well for the Buccos in the Steel City, there is still some concern surrounding their starting rotation. Starters A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez are both attempting to return from the disabled-list, but they aren’t finding it to be easy.
Rodriguez was shut down after numbness in his arm over the weekend and it looks like he could need an injection in his elbow as early as Monday.
Initial reports stated that Rodriguez could be due for a cortisone shot Sunday, but there appeared to be no truth to those rumors. However, the team could still be forced to give Rodriguez an injection to deal with the numbness in his forearm and elbow on Monday. The question is, “what kind of injection would Rodriguez receive?”
#Pirates have clarified LHP Rodriguez situation: Wandy did NOT have cortisone shot, but could receive some sort of injection Monday.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) June 30, 2013
This will certainly be a situation to monitor, but it looks like we could be getting some additional information on Monday.