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Houston Astros Trade Away the Final Member of 2005 World Series Team

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During tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Houston Astros traded starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Pirates. As with all of the Astros trades this summer, they received minor league prospects in return for a veteran player.

According to, the Astros, who also sent cash to the Pirates, acquired left-handed pitchers Rudy Owens and Colton Cain and outfielder Robbie Grossman. It’s the Astros third trade in five days.

“Wandy has been a terrific pitcher for the Astros for a long time,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said to “Trading a player like Wandy is not easy, but we know this deal is a very good one for us, the Pirates and for Wandy. We thank him for all he has done for the Astros and wish him continued success.”

Rodriguez is the last player from the Astros 2005 World Series team.  This season he has a 7-9 record with a 3.79 ERA in 21 starts.

Meanwhile, the Pirates bolster their starting rotation while fighting for the NL Central title. Before tonight’s games the Reds had a 2 game lead over the Pirates for the division lead.

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