Alex Cora ‘Happy’ With Eduardo Rodriguez’s Progress Since COVID-19 Battle

Rodriguez missed the entire 2020 season


For many who contract COVID-19, it’s an uphill battle to get healthy.

It took Eduardo Rodriguez quite a bit to recover from his bout with the coronavirus — and medical complications stemming from the battle — but he seems to be improving nicely with an eye toward 2021.

Fans were elated to see the Boston Red Sox pitcher throwing from a mound Wednesday on Instagram, as Rodriguez missed the shortened 2020 season due to COVID-19 and the myocarditis that followed.

Alex Cora finds it encouraging, as well.

“I know a lot of people saw Eduardo yesterday throwing off the mound in Florida, which is a good sign,” The Red Sox manager said Thursday during a video press conference. “For me, personally, I’m happy that he’s been able to go through his workouts as a regular person. What he went through in the summer, you know, it’s not a joking matter. We know that it’s a very serious situation and I’m glad that he’s working out.”

This certainly is good news for the Red Sox’s rotation, which took a hit last season without E-Rod and Chris Sale. Cora is glad to see both left-handers doing well, though he’s not yet ready to put a timetable on their official returns.

Hey, it’s progress.

Thumbnail photo via Gregory J. Fisher/USA TODAY Sports Images

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