Rodriguez allowed four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out five over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. He didn't factor into the decision.
The lefty had his worst outing of the season and was pulled after only 67 pitches. The 28-year-old only allowed one home run, but he was getting barreled for the better half of the evening. Rodriguez now has a 4.18 ERA on the year and his inconsistent velocity is something that should be monitored.
Rodriguez (4-0) earned the win Sunday against the Mariners after giving up three runs on six hits across seven innings. He struck out eight.
Rodriguez tossed his longest outing of the campaign and also recorded a second straight quality start. The eight strikeouts represent a season-high mark for the 28-year-old left-hander, who now owns a 3.52 ERA through four appearances. He's slated to take the ball next week during a four-game road series against the Mets.
Rodriguez (3-0) allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Blue Jays.
Rodriguez allowed two solo home runs but only one other base knock across his six innings of work. It was longest outing of the season, as he had worked five frames in each of his first two starts of the campaign. His early returns have been excellent, as he's racked up a 18:2 K:BB while maintaining a 3.38 ERA across 16 innings. The only blemish currently on his profile is that he's surrendered 2.3 HR/9, though his ability to limit other baserunners has mitigated the damage thus far. He lines up to make his next start Sunday against the Mariners.
Rodriguez (2-0) allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings as he earned the win over the Twins in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Rodriguez had a bit of a strenuous first inning, as he allowed the Twins to put together three singles and gave up his only run of the day on a sacrifice fly to center by Kyle Garlick. The 28-year-old southpaw didn't let up much thereafter, pitching out of a two-on, nobody-out scenario in the third and giving the Twins nothing more after Jorge Polanco led off the fourth with a double. Rodriguez has yet to top 80 pitches in either outing so far, as the Red Sox continue to monitor his workload early on after he missed all of 2020 with a heart condition and experienced a dead arm period during spring training. He'll look to remain perfect in a meeting with the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Rodriguez (1-0) allowed three earned runs on four hits and no walks while striking out seven across five innings to earn the win Thursday against Baltimore.
Making his first start since the 2019 season, the lefty had an encouraging outing. He was burned by two home runs, but also racked up seven strikeouts and induced six groundball outs while relying heavily on his changeup. Rodriguez also averaged 93 mph with his fastball -- closely resembling his velocity from past seasons. He lines up to make his second start of the season Wednesday at Minnesota.
Rodriguez (arm) was officially reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Orioles.
Rodriguez missed all of last season after developing a heart condition following his battle with COVID-19. Given that context, it's perhaps no surprise that he battled a dead arm late in camp and opened the season on the injured list. After missing just one start, he'll get what should be a fairly friendly matchup for his season debut.
Rodriguez (arm) has been confirmed as Thursday's starter against the Orioles, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
This was widely anticipated after manager Alex Cora said earlier in the day that Rodriguez would likely return during the upcoming series against Baltimore. Cora said that the team thinks Rodriguez is sufficiently built up to pitch unrestricted Thursday, so he could very well go deep enough to get the win after recently completing a simulated game and a bullpen session.
Manager Alex Cora said he expects Rodriguez (arm) to return from the 10-day injured list to make a start during the Red Sox's three-game series with the Orioles that begins Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Though Cora didn't specify which day Rodriguez will pitch, he tentatively lines up to take the ball for the series opener Thursday after the skipper confirmed that the southpaw's replacement in the rotation, Tanner Houck, would be available out of the bullpen Tuesday against the Rays. Assuming Rodriguez -- who missed out on his first turn through the rotation last week while working through a case of dead arm -- experiences no setbacks in the next couple days, the Red Sox will likely option Houck to Triple-A Worcester to open up a spot on the active roster. Rodriguez's upcoming start will represent his first regular-season appearance since Sept. 29, 2019, as he missed the entire 2020 campaign while recovering from cardiac-related complications from COVID-19.
Rodriguez (arm) has a "good chance" to pitch for Boston later in the week, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Rodriguez's bullpen session evidently went well Monday, with manager Alex Cora commenting afterward that the southpaw will likely take the mound later in the week. Expect the club to reveal the exact date of Rodriguez's 2021 debut in the coming days.
Rodriguez (dead arm) will throw a bullpen session Monday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Rodriguez's velocity was down during a simulated game Friday, but the team attributed the issue to cold conditions and a lack of game environment. The team will evaluate the southpaw's progress after his throwing session Monday, and manager Alex Cora called the bullpen session the "last hurdle" in Rodriguez's recovery. If all goes well, Rodriguez could be activated from the injured list in the near future.
Rodriguez's (dead arm) velocity in Friday's simulated game was not where it normally is, but the Red Sox are attributing that to the cold conditions and lack of game environment, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
He felt fine physically Saturday and the Red Sox will see how he feels Sunday before making a decision about activating him from the injured list. Obviously, if his velocity was normal, he'd be trending toward getting activated as soon as he's eligible, and that still could happen if the team truly believes that the cold was to blame Friday.
Rodriguez (arm) threw three simulated innings at the Red Sox's alternate site in Worcester on Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Browne referred to the injury, which has been attributed to a dead arm, as elbow inflammation. Whichever the case, it's a good sign the left-hander is facing live hitters. The Red Sox will evaluate where Rodriguez is at Saturday before making any decisions about when he might return. The pitcher hopes to enter the rotation as soon as April 8 in Baltimore.
Rodriguez (arm) is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game at Triple-A Worcester on Friday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Though Boston formally placed Rodriguez on the injured list Thursday while he works through a case of dead arm, the fact that the lefty is facing hitters again suggests he'll likely be in store for little more than a minimum-length stay on the shelf. Tanner Houck is expected to fill in for Rodriguez when his first turn in the rotation comes up this weekend, but if the sim game goes well, Rodriguez could be ready to start as soon as April 8 against the Orioles.
Rodriguez (arm) will begin the season on the injured list as expected, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Though his stint will technically last 10 days, Rodriguez may not need to miss more than one turn in the rotation. The move can be backdated to Monday, leaving Rodriguez eligible to return on April 8. That would have been the first time the Red Sox needed a fifth starter, but their Opening Day contest against the Orioles was rained out Thursday and postponed to Friday, eliminating their early off day. The Red Sox have yet to confirm whether Rodriguez will return when first eligible.
Manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Rodriguez (arm) has a "pretty good chance" of opening the season on the 10-day injured list, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Boston had previously pushed Rodriguez off the Opening Day start after he experienced a case of dead arm late in camp, and though the lefty has since thrown a pair of bullpen sessions over the past three days, he doesn't look as though he'll be ready to go by the time the team first requires a fifth starter in next week's series with the Rays. Rodriguez doesn't seem to have experienced any setbacks in his recovery, but the Red Sox want him to face hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game before clearing him for his season debut. Even if he lands on the IL, Rodriguez shouldn't be sidelined for much longer than the 10-day minimum.
Rodriguez (arm) threw another bullpen session Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Rodriguez was initially expected to start on Opening Day but was pushed back due to a dead arm. It's not particularly surprising that he'd be dealing with such an issue, as he missed all of last season after developing a heart condition during his battle with COVID-19. While the heart problem is no longer an issue, the Red Sox may have to handle him carefully for most of the season. It's not yet clear when he's expected to make his season debut.
Rodriguez (arm) threw a successful bullpen session Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Rodriguez was pushed back from starting Opening Day after he experienced a dead arm period, but manager Alex Cora was impressed with the left-hander's performance during his throwing session Saturday. Rodriguez threw all of his pitches and had good control, and the team will see how he reacts Sunday. A better timetable for his return could be revealed once the Red Sox complete their evaluation.
Rodriguez (arm) is scheduled for a bullpen session Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
The Red Sox announced Friday that the left-hander was pushed back from starting Opening Day after experiencing a dead arm period, and Saturday's bullpen session should provide a better picture of his early-season outlook. Rodriguez is without a timeline for his return, but a strong bullpen session could allow him to avoid the injured list to begin the season.
Rodriguez won't start Opening Day against Baltimore as previously scheduled after experiencing a "dead arm" period, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
The 27-year-old battled his command during his last spring start Monday, and his struggles apparently stemmed from the dead arm issue. Rodriguez skipped his most recent bullpen session to get extra rest but may be able to retake the mound within the next couple days. The left-hander could slot into the back end of the rotation without actually missing a turn to open the season. Nathan Eovaldi will instead start Opening Day for Boston.
Rodriguez allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out one over two innings in Monday's spring game against Tampa Bay.
Rodriguez battled command issues and needed 45 pitches to get his six outs. It was surprising that the outing was cut short after the left-hander threw five innings in his previous start, but manager Alex Cora didn't want to belabor things for his ace, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Instead of going deeper into the game, Rodriguez finished his work in the bullpen.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/01||@ TEX||L 6-8||5.0||8||4||1||5|
|04/25||vs SEA||W 5-3||1||7.0||6||3||0||8|
|04/20||vs TOR||W 4-2||1||6.0||3||2||1||6|
|04/14||@ MIN||W 7-1||1||5.0||5||1||1||5|
|04/08||@ BAL||W 7-3||1||5.0||4||3||0||7|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2014||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||37.1||6||6||0||3||1||0||39||8||30||0.97||1.024|
|2015||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||48.1||8||8||1||4||3||0||44||7||46||2.99||1.102|
|2016||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||38.0||7||7||0||0||4||0||24||7||33||3.08||1.053|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||10.1||2||2||0||0||1||0||12||5||10||4.46||1.485|
|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||3.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||0||9||15.00||3.000|
|2018||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||8.0||2||2||0||0||0||0||14||4||3||0.00||0.875|