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0-for-37: Wandy Rodriguez's batting line for the 2012 season at the time he joined the Pirates in a late-July trade from Houston; in Tuesday's game, Rodriguez hit his first Major League homer -- regular or preseason -- in 449 at-bats.

"I have a comfort level with a lot of the guys that went down. There's not one guy that I don't expect to see at some point in time during the season." -- Hurdle, on the 11 men, many of whom were having a fabulous spring, cut by the Pirates on Tuesday.

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