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Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will not pitch this season due to heart issues stemming from his bout with COVID-19

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Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez will not pitch this season due to myocarditis, a heart inflammation issue which in his case stems from a COVID-19 infection earlier this year. The Red Sox reportedly believe he will make a full recovery, but that recovery will not happen before season’s end.

Rodriguez tested positive for COVID-19 in the pre-testing in advance of summer camp. He was originally cleared to return on July 18, but the heart issues then sidelined him again.

Boston was already dealing with a thin rotation, having dealt David Price this offseason (though Price has since opted out of the season) and losing Chris Sale to Tommy John surgery. The teams top two starters right now are Nathan Eovaldi and Martin Perez, and they likely will be looking for starting pitching help this month.