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Eduardo Rodriguez | Starting Pitcher | #52

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/7/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / BAL
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Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) made it through a live batting practice session without any issues on Saturday.
It's the first live session that he's had this spring and a big step in the right direction for the southpaw. The next step is for him to complete a side session early in the week and if all goes well he'll make his Grapefruit League debut on Thursday against the Rays. Rodriguez is locked in a battle with Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz for the final two spots in the club's Opening Day rotation. Feb 25 - 12:39 PM

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Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Saturday.

It'll be a big step in the right direction for the young left-hander, who tweaked his troublesome right knee in December while pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League. Rodriguez is battling with Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright for the final two spots in the Red Sox rotation, and he's about a week ahead of the competition at the moment.
Feb 23 - 9:53 AM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) threw a "controlled" bullpen session on Tuesday.

While it doesn't sound like he was throwing at 100 percent, it was his first time pitching from a mound since he tweaked his knee in winter ball back in December. Red Sox manager John Farrell called it a "step in the right direction." If all goes well, the southpaw will compete with Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright for one of the final two rotation spots.
Feb 15 - 12:05 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to throw off a mound on Tuesday.

Rodriguez tweaked his right knee while pitching in the Venezuelan Winter League back in December, but fortunately it's not as serious as the injury he suffered last spring. He'll compete with Drew Pomeranz and Steven Wright for the final two spots in the rotation. All three come with health questions, so it will take some time to see how things shake out.
Feb 14 - 1:39 PM

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that the final two spots in the rotation are an "open competition."

Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello are locks for the first three spots in the starting rotation, but Eduardo Rodriguez, Drew Pomeranz, and Steven Wright will compete for the final two spots. All three have question marks attached, but Pomeranz and Wright are the logical favorites, as Rodriguez still has options remaining.
Feb 7 - 1:50 PM

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski doesn't expect Eduardo Rodriguez to pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

Rodriguez suffered a minor knee injury while playing winter ball but should be fine for the start of spring training. E-Rod hasn't completely shut the door on representing his native Venezuela in the WBC, telling reporters Saturday, "If I can, I'll go." Rodriguez is competing with Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz for one of the last two spots in Boston's starting rotation.
Jan 21 - 5:39 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is walking without pain and is expected to be ready for spring training.

Rodriguez recently tweaked his right knee when he slipped on a wet mound in the Venezuelan Winter League. It's the very same knee which delayed his start to the 2016 season. The Red Sox are planning for Rodriguez to come to Boston for an examination, but no date has been set and team president Dave Dombrowski said that there's "no sense of urgency." Assuming all goes well, Rodriguez will compete for a rotation spot in the spring.
Jan 3 - 2:43 PM

Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that he's not overly concerned about Eduardo Rodriguez's latest right knee injury.

Rodriguez tweaked the troublesome knee when he slipped on a wet mound in the Venezuelan Winter League on Tuesday, but he has not been summoned back to Boston for an exam. Still, it's likely to end his run in winter ball. Rodriguez posted a disappointing 4.71 ERA and 100/40 K/BB ratio in 107 innings last season for the Red Sox after putting up a 3.85 ERA in 2015. He's a high-risk, high-reward fantasy gamble for 2017.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:59:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez tweaked his right knee while pitching in winter ball.

It's the same knee that he injured during spring training, but the good news is that it doesn't appear to be serious. Rodriguez posted a 4.71 ERA and 100/40 K/BB ratio in 107 innings across 20 starts this past season and will slot behind Chris Sale, David Price, and Rick Porcello in Boston's rotation in 2017.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said it's possible he will start Eduardo Rodriguez over David Price in Game 5 of the ALDS.

"There could be," responded Farrell when asked if any thought has been given to that scenario. Rodriguez finished the year strong and has not pitched yet in the best-of-five Division Series. David Price surrendered five earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in Boston's Game 2 loss on Friday. Cleveland is up 2-0 in the series.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 03:15:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez is lined up to start Game 4 of the ALDS against the Indians in Boston.

He'll follow Rick Porcello, David Price, and Clay Buchholz, if necessary. Rodriguez posted a 4.71 ERA in 20 starts this season, but he had a solid 3.24 ERA and 79/28 K/BB ratio in 77 2/3 innings across 14 starts during the second half. Porcello or Price would start a potential deciding Game 5.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 03:58:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez struck out nine and allowed three runs over five innings Saturday against the Blue Jays.

The southpaw gave up just three hits but was done in by walks, issuing five free passes in his five innings of work. That's a microcosm of his season -- Rodriguez struck out 100 batters in 107 innings, but he also walked 40. In 20 starts overall, the 23-year-old went 3-7 with a 4.71 ERA and 1.30 WHIP.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Eduardo Rodriguez struck out a career-high 13 over 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, netting a no-decision in Sunday's 3-2 extra-innings win over the Rays.

It was a record-setting day for the Red Sox, as Rodriguez combined with the bullpen to strike out 21 Rays batters over the first nine innings. The left-hander lost out on a win when Tampa knotted things up in the eighth inning, but much more important is that E-Rod is hitting his stride as the playoffs near with a 2.03 ERA over his last eight starts. Boston is playing its best baseball of the year, as well, with 11 straight victories. Rodriguez will close out his regular season at home against the Blue Jays.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez struck out seven while holding the Orioles to two runs across 6 1/3 innings in a 5-2 victory Tuesday.

Rodriguez had a no-hitter with two outs in the fifth inning until Trey Mancinci broke that up with a solo home run. The left-hander yielded only four hits and one walk on the night to go along with his seven punchouts. The inconsistency with Rodriguez can be frustrating, but he's mostly been very good since the beginning of August with a 3.26 ERA. He'll face the Rays in Tampa on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez was chased after 2 1/3 innings Thursday against the Yankees, allowing four runs on eight hits in the no-decision.

Rodriguez clearly didn't have it on this night, and Red Sox manager John Farrell made the right call in a game that the Sox ended up coming back to win. The 23-year-old has had some clunkers this year but had been pretty good leading up to Thursday, giving up more than three runs just once in his previous 10 starts. It all adds up to a 4.98 ERA and 1.34 WHIP for the southpaw through 17 starts. He'll try to right the ship Tuesday against the Orioles.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
3Marco Hernandez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
3Matt Dominguez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
4Carlos Quentin
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Junior Lake
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Robby Scott
8Heath Hembree
9Noe Ramirez
10Brandon Workman
11Carson Smith
12Kyle Martin
13Luis Ysla