PITTSBURGH -- Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez threw a bullpen session on Wednesday to test his tender left hamstring.
Manager Clint Hurdle and pitching coach Ray Searage reported that everything went well and that Rodriguez had no issues. He will start as scheduled on Friday against the Braves.
Rodriguez left the April 8 game in Arizona after just 21/3 innings when he injured the hamstring. In two starts he's allowed one run over nine innings.
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