Eduardo Rodriguez Out For Season
Purple Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez has been shut down for the 2020 season on account of the myocarditis he has skilled following a bout with COVID-19, in accordance with Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. Whereas the Purple Sox are assured that Rodriguez will make a full restoration in the long run, his coronary heart points have persevered and can stop him from pitching this season.
Since happening the injured record in early July resulting from COVID-19, Rodriguez has handled gentle coronary heart irritation that developed on account of the sickness. Fortunately, the situation hasn’t negatively affected the perform of Rodriguez’s coronary heart, although it has not subsided to the purpose the place he’s anticipated to get well in time to pitch this 12 months.
Evidently, the outlook for the Purple Sox rotation sans Rodriguez is a moderately bleak one. Even with the 27-year-old southpaw within the combine, the rotation appeared like a skinny unit, but it surely was actually a bit extra inspiring than the patchwork unit Ron Roenicke will henceforth must depend on. With Chris Sale on the shelf for the 12 months, Rodriguez was anticipated to shoulder an even bigger load atop the Purple Sox rotation, which at the moment consists of Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez, Ryan Weber, and Zack Godley.
Rodriguez emerged as one of many hottest pitchers in baseball late final 12 months, authoring a career-best season on just about each measurable entrance. He posted his greatest marks but in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, and ERA. And if that wasn’t sufficient cause to be excited for an additional 12 months of progress, he was at his greatest within the remaining month of the season, averaging 12.7 Ok/9 over his final six begins—his highest charge in a single month of his five-year profession (minimal three begins).
In fact, the main focus proper now shouldn’t be on the on-field penalties of Rodriguez’s absence, however on his long-term well being and restoration. We hope to see E-Rod make a swift return to full well being and again on the mound in 2021. For now, his state of affairs is a reminder that even younger, world-class athletes should not resistant to issues from COVID-19.