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Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez cleared for exercise after COVID-related heart concern


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USA TODAY Sports’ Gabe Lacques breaks down why the Rays are all set for the post season.Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez was cleared by the team for physical activity after fighting a heart disease brought on by COVID-19 that kept him out for all of 2020. Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke informed press reporters

Friday the left-handed starting pitcher will be able to do light exercise while building up to a return in 2021. He was identified in July with a heart condition called myocarditis, which is considered swelling of the heart, after a bout with the coronavirus. After spending the last several months recovering from the condition, the 27-year-old Rodriguez was just recently cleared by medical professionals to begin strolling once again this previous week. Roenicke said Rodriguez offered Red Sox trainers, and chief baseball officer Chaim Blossom his full health update Thursday, describing it as”actually good news.”” I spoke to (Rodriguez) after the call and he was quite excited,”Roenicke said.”

All the reports that returned, they looked at it. He has been cleared to start just strolling. In a couple weeks, that’ll elevate to maybe some treadmill walking and working out. They’re hoping that his offseason will be typical and he’ll have the ability to develop himself up for next year. We’re all delighted about it, and like I said, Eddy was thrilled.”If everything continues as it is, we expect him to have a pretty normal offseason. It’s substantial for us, big for him, being

able to be that kind of pitcher we’re hoping he can duplicate on last year. “Rodriguez threw for a career-high 203 1/3 innings in 2019, posting a 126 ERA+. In 127

career appearances, with 122 starts, he has a 4.03 ERA.Facebook Email

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