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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
Contract: view contract details

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According to Pedro Martinez, Eduardo Rodriguez is just starting to build up his leg strength, and as a result could potentially need up to three more minor league rehab starts before he rejoins the Red Sox.
Rodriguez struggled in his first rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday, surrendering three runs on six hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. Henry Owens will continue to occupy a spot in the Red Sox rotation until Rodriguez is deemed ready. Apr 30 - 8:38 AM

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Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and three walks over 3 2/3 innings Thursday in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Rodriguez, who is working his way back from a right patella subluxation, struck out two batters and threw 45 out of 75 pitches for strikes. Coming off the shaky outing, the southpaw still figures to make one or two more starts in the minors before joining the Red Sox. Henry Owens will continue to hold down a rotation spot for now.
Apr 28 - 8:24 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will make his first rehab start at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday.

It was supposed to be with High-A Salem, but the Red Sox will have him face some better competition in his rehab debut. Rodriguez landed on the disabled list just before Opening Day after suffering a right patella subluxation at spring training. He should be ready to join the Red Sox rotation in early May and remains a breakout candidate.
Apr 26 - 6:16 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will make his next minor league rehab start with High-A Salem on Thursday.

He'll then join Triple-A Pawtucket for one final start before he's cleared to rejoin the REd Sox. If all goes well, Rodriguez could be cleared for big league action on May 3.
Apr 24 - 6:14 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will require at least two minor league rehab starts before he's cleared to rejoin the club's rotation.

Barring any setbacks, that would put his return to the big league club on May 3 at the earliest. The 23-year-old southpaw compiled a 3.85 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 98/37 K/BB ratio over 121 2/3 innings with the Red Sox in 2015 and has the potential to be an impact addition upon his return.
Apr 22 - 7:11 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to throw 75 pitches in an extended spring training game Saturday.

If that goes well, Rodriguez should be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the middle of next week. The young left-hander is headed toward an early-May season debut for the Red Sox.
Apr 19 - 4:44 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will increase his workload in another simulated game on Monday at extended spring training.

It's unclear how many pitches he will throw, but Rodriguez seems to be nearing a rehab assignment. Making his way back from a right patella subluxation, the left-hander could be ready to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation sometime early next month.
Apr 17 - 8:59 AM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Wednesday.

Rodriguez threw 36 pitches in a two-inning simulated appearance Sunday and felt fine. The young left-hander should be cleared to embark on an official minor league rehab assignment if his workout goes well on Wednesday. He's on track for an early-May regular season debut with Boston, and late-April is not out of the cards.
Apr 11 - 11:22 AM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is tentatively scheduled to throw a simulated game on Sunday.

If Rodriguez continues to show progress, the next step could be a minor league rehab assignment. The promising youth southpaw suffered a right knee injury early on in spring training and was forced to begin the season on the disabled list, but the hope is that he'll be ready to join Boston's rotation in the early part of May.
Apr 5 - 10:52 AM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) threw live batting practice Monday at the Red Sox spring training complex.

He will do so again on Wednesday and could then advance to an appearance in an extended spring training game. Rodriguez, on the disabled list retroactive to March 25 with a right knee injury, is expected to join the Red Sox starting rotation in early May. The young left-hander showed great promise as a rookie in 2015, posting a 3.85 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 98 strikeouts across 121 2/3 innings.
Apr 4 - 1:57 PM

Red Sox placed LHP Eduardo Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a patellar subluxation of his right knee.

Rodriguez is throwing off a mound again but still needs to be built back up. He's not expected to rejoin the Red Sox' rotation until May.
Apr 3 - 12:22 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) is not expected to join the Red Sox until sometime in May.

Rodriguez suffered a patellar subluxation during a drill last month and is just beginning to ramp things up again. The southpaw will need to throw 2-3 sessions of live batting practice before getting stretched out in game action, so this likely takes him out of the mix for the first month of the season. Steven Wright will begin the year in the fifth spot in the rotation.
Mar 30 - 12:02 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday morning in Red Sox camp.

The workout went well. Rodriguez will throw another bullpen session Wednesday and should then progress to live batting practice. He's going to open the 2016 regular season on the 15-day disabled list because of a patellar subluxation that he suffered in late February, but the Red Sox are hoping it's a short absence.
Mar 21 - 1:13 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) will start the year on the disabled list.

Rodriguez took a spill during fielding drills last month and didn't resume mound work until Wednesday. He's scheduled to throw again on Friday. Farrell named Roenis Elias, Henry Owens and Steven Wright as possible replacements in the starting rotation. Beat writer Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal suggested April 26 as a possible target date for E-Rod's return.
Mar 17 - 10:10 AM

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal writes that "if all goes smoothly from this point forward," Eduardo Rodriguez (knee) "still won't be ready to pitch in a regular-season game until April 26."

MacPherson's reasoning is that the Red Sox are having each of the expected members of their rotation make six starts this spring. Rodriguez won't resume throwing off a mound until Wednesday and likely will need at least two bullpen sessions after that before appearing in a game, which would put his first Grapefruit League contest at March 22, at the earliest. Manager John Farrell has only indicated to this point that Rodriguez is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, but it sounds like the lefty could miss most, if not all, of April. Roenis Elias, Henry Owens and Steven Wright are the main candidates to replace him.
Mar 15 - 4:21 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
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4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
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