Pitcher - Boston Red Sox
Height: 6' 2"
Date of Birth: April 7, 1993 (28 years old)
Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Throws three sim frames
Rodriguez (arm) threw three simulated innings at the Red Sox's alternate site in Worcester on Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.Browne referred to the injury, which has been attributed to a dead arm, as elbow inflammation. Whichever the case, it's a good sign the left-hander is out of the bullpen and facing live hitters. The Red Sox will evaluate where Rodriguez is at Saturday before making an decisions about when he might return. The pitcher hopes to enter the rotation as soon as April 8 in Baltimore.
Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Opening on injured list
Rodriguez (arm) will begin the season on the injured list as expected, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.Though his stint will technically last 10 days, Rodriguez may not need to miss more than one turn in the rotation. The move can be backdated to Monday, leaving Rodriguez eligible to return on April 8. That would have been the first time the Red Sox needed a fifth starter, but their Opening Day contest against the Orioles was rained out Thursday and postponed to Friday, eliminating their early off day. The Red Sox have yet to confirm whether Rodriguez will return when first eligible.
Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez: Throws successful bullpen
Rodriguez (arm) threw a successful bullpen session Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.Rodriguez was pushed back from starting Opening Day after he experienced a dead arm period, but manager Alex Cora was impressed with the left-hander's performance during his throwing session Saturday. Rodriguez threw all of his pitches and had good control, and the team will see how he reacts Sunday. A better timetable for his return could be revealed once the Red Sox complete their evaluation.
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