LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- As Wandy Rodriguez completed his final audition for Atlanta's rotation on Tuesday night, the Braves were given reason to at least debate whether they are willing to pay the $2 million the left-handed pitcher will be guaranteed if he is placed on the Opening Day roster.
Rodriguez proved to be inconsistent as he allowed three runs on eight hits while notching eight strikeouts over five innings of an 8-5 loss to the Astros. In the process, the oft-injured non-roster invitee provided a brief scare when his left shoulder briefly tightened after he reacted to a line-drive comebacker in the third inning.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.