The Boston Red Sox’s starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez is out indefinitely, dealing with a heart condition as a result of his battle with COVID-19.
Reportedly, Rodriguez is dealing with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle, as a result of the coronavirus. He’s back in camp after testing negative for the virus, but he’s been completely shut down from baseball activities as a strenuous workout would be dangerous to his heart.
The Red Sox hope that Rodriuguez will be able to pitch at some point this season, but they’ll have to wait until the inflammation subsides before they have a clearer picture of when he’ll be able to get back on the field.
With Eduardo Rodriguez out indefinitely, the Red Sox will lean on Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez as their leading aces.