The Boston Red Sox are set to have pitchers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 14, and it still is unclear whether or not Eduardo Rodriguez will be present.
Rodriguez tweaked his knee while playing winter ball in Venezuela, where he was preparing for the upcoming World Baseball Classic. The injury was on the same knee that caused Rodriguez to miss the first two months of last season.
Red Sox manager John Farrell spoke on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show on Wednesday night, and while he is hopeful that Rodriguez will be on schedule, he did not want to make any promises.
“(Rodriguez has) been able to do some light exercise,” Farrell told WEEI. “There’s no reason to think spring training is going to be delayed.”
Farrell also said he was pleased with the progression of Pablo Sandoval, who has looked much slimmer in recent photos. However, Farrell was clear that Sandoval’s work is not done.
“(Sandoval would) be the first to admit he’s got a lot of ground to make up,” Farrell told WEEI.
After pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 14, the Sox are scheduled to hold their first full squad workout Feb. 17.
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