This is not good timing at all for Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez who suffered a minor knee injury Tuesday. This is his second knee injury of 2016.
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The Venezuelan MLB player was pitching for Navegantes del Magallanes in Venezuela’s winter league readying for the World Baseball Classic.
Unfortunately, he suffered a second knee injury, yet minor. Eduardo Rodriguez performance pitching was a bit questionable, since he the first three batters reach base, then he got one out before leaving the start.
What does this mean for Eduardo Rodriguez?
This knee injury is more significant for the Red Sox since Rodriguez missed almost half of last season with his right knee injury. Last season Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t throw a pitch in the major leagues until May 31. He carried an 8.59 ERA in 2016 season, but got sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox made the choice in late June so he could get his strength back. He increased his abilities and returned to the Red Sox with a 3.24 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings with 14 starts.
Although, Red Sox officials, including manager John Farrell said they will not stand in the way of Eduardo Rodriguez playing in the Major-League Baseball-backed event, the World Baseball Classic.
Hopefully, Rodriguez will take into consideration the scare underscores inherent risk regarding offseason routines, particularly for pitchers.
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