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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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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

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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

Eduardo Rodriguez logged a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering three runs (two earned) on four hits over six innings of work.

The left-hander walked two and punched out five on the afternoon. The big blow against him came on a two-run blast off the bat of Melvin Upton in the second inning. Now 2-7 on the season, Rodriguez will carry a 4.70 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into Thursday's outing against the Yankees.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez was knocked around in Sunday's loss to the Royals, allowing five runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Rodriguez struggled with his command in the contest, issuing four walks while striking just one. It was his first start since August 16 due to discomfort he experienced in his left hamstring and the left-hander appeared a bit rusty. He'll bring a disappointing 5.35 ERA and 1.41 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Athletics in Oakland.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 11:37:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) has declared himself ready to start Sunday versus the Royals.

Rodriguez went all-out in a bullpen session Thursday at Tropicana Field and experienced no lingering discomfort in his left hamstring. He last started August 16 against the Orioles and made it through just four innings (hitless innings, by the way) before feeling hamstring tightness. The young left-hander owns a sharp 2.52 ERA in 39 1/3 innings (seven starts) since being recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the team will not decide on a Sunday starter until Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) tosses a Thursday bullpen.

Rodriguez is fresh off a simulated start on Tuesday in which he threw 59 pitches. He initially felt his left hamstring tighten up during a mid-August contest against the Orioles. The 23-year-old southpaw was subsequently scratched from a scheduled start against the Tigers due to lingering discomfort. Should his Thursday bullpen go off without a hitch, he could start against the Royals in Fenway on Sunday.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Eduardo Rodriguez (hamstring) threw 59 pitches in a simulated start on Tuesday.

If he wakes up Wednesday feeling fine, the Red Sox will likely clear him to rejoin the rotation over the weekend. Rodriguez had to be scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday versus the Tigers with lingering tightness in his left hamstring. The tightness also forced him from his previous outing against the Orioles.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 05:18:00 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
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