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Eduardo Rodriguez will not play for the rest of this season after suffering from myocarditis during his recovery from a COVID-19 infection.
At just 27 years old, this is a heartbreaking story for the pitcher expected to break out this season. Coming off a 3.81 ERA season and averaging 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings, many analysts were predicting further improvement in the 2020 season but unfortunately we will not get to see it. Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle tissue and strenuous activity can potentially make it worse. Although the Red Sox expect a full recovery for Rodriguez eventually, he will not be in condition to pitch at all this season.
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) was examined by the Red Sox's medical staff Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
"We haven't gotten results yet," Boston manager Ron Roenicke said. "If we know anything more, I'm hoping I do in the next day or two, then we'll get it to you and see where he is. Hopefully everything is good and we can start at least playing catch with him again." The veteran lefty was diagnosed with myocarditis, which is inflammation in the heart and is believed to be related to COVID-19. Whether he can return to the mound this season remains to be seen and fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.
Rob Bradford of WEEI reports Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19) is dealing with heart complications.
It was reported on Thursday that Rodriguez was being "shut down" from baseball activities. The lefty threw a bullpen session last weekend after being a late arrival to camp, but his situation has worsened. The plan is for Rodriguez to rest for the time being.
The Red Sox discovered "minor complications" and have decided to shut Rodriguez down from baseball activities.
This is another big blow to the Red Sox's starting rotation. Already down Chris Sale, losing Rodriguez will force Boston into starting pitchers with little to no big league experience.
Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) could build up to a full workload during major-league games, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Rodriguez has been battling COVID-19 and did not report to the Red Sox until Saturday. He may not have much fantasy value in his first few starts but once he starts going 5-6 innings he is a must-own in most leagues.