Eduardo Rodriguez appears to be progressing nicely.
The Boston Red Sox pitcher is dealing with myocarditis as a result of contracting COVID-19. Rodriguez was shut down in July, but is expected to return in 2021.
Manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday he was hopeful the southpaw would be able to begin a strength training program in the near future, and Friday he revealed a bit of good news.
“The medical report was good when he came up here,” Roenicke told reporters during his pregame press conference before the Red Sox faced the New York Yankees.
“He’s back home now in Miami. I think it’s still ongoing as to what the think the next steps are. So I don’t know if we’ll know for a while. I’m not sure,” Roenicke continued.
While it’s too soon to say if he will be ready for Opening Day, Rodriguez’s return certainly will be welcomed to the depleted starting rotation.
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