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Rotowire: Dec 23 / 11:35a ET
News: Rodriguez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Impact: Rodriguez has had issues with control at virtually every stop, but he did show improvement last season with a 3.2 BB/9 at Triple-A Sacramento, his lowest since he was at High-A Rancho Cucamonga in 2006. Further, he posted a 1.97 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 45.2 innings with Sacramento coming off Tommy John surgery, so it's rather surprising another team didn't take a chance on him on waivers.
Rotowire: Dec 18 / 7:19p ET
News: Rodriguez was designated for assignment Thursday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With the Athletics needing to clear two more spots on their 40-man roster following a flurry of trading activity, Rodriguez became a necessary casualty. There's a good chance another team might be interested in scooping him up, however, after he turned in an ERA under 2.00 to go along with a 53:16 K:BB over 45.2 innings at the Triple-A level last season.