Red Sox lefty Rodriguez scratched for opener with ‘dead arm’

Boston Red Sox lefty Eduardo Rodriguez will need to wait a bit longer before going back to a major league mound.

The Red Sox on Friday scratched Rodriguez as their opening day starter because of a “dead arm.” Nathan Eovaldi will rather face the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on April 1.

Supervisor Alex Cora stated Rodriguez missed out on a bullpen session on Wednesday, 2 days after lasting just 2 innings in a spring training start. He played catch Thursday and felt fine, and Cora stated Rodriguez would have a bullpen session on Saturday.

Rodriguez went 19 -6 for Boston. He had actually been set to begin the 2020 season opener prior to it was postponed by the coronavirus outbreak. The 27- year-old contracted COVID-19 and related heart problems that kept him from pitching at all last season.

Cora stated the present issue is unrelated to the myocarditis.

” It’s just dead arm,” he said.

Cora said Rodriguez pushed to make start the opener, however the group took the choice out of his hands.

” Like I informed him the other day, I stated, ‘The method you throw the ball, the method your career is going, at one point in your career you will be an opening day starter– possibly more than once,'” Cora stated.

Eovaldi began the opener in Rodriguez’s location last year will do so again next week, Cora stated. To prepare, he will have two more bullpen sessions before the group breaks camp in Fort Myers, Florida.

” He’s built up as far as the pitches and all that,” Cora stated. “He’s prepared to go. It’s simply a matter of how we manage his week.”


Matthew Boyd allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings for Detroit, striking out 6 and quiting five hits and a walk. After struggling in 2020, the right-hander has actually looked sharp in camp, publishing a 2.45 PERIOD over five starts. Robbie Grossman homered for the Tigers, and 2020 second-round draft pick Dillon Dingler had two hits.

Colin Moran homered for Pittsburgh. Adam Frazier and Kevin Newman each had a double.


Yandy Díaz hit the first of 4 homers for Tampa Bay and had two hits. Mike Zunino, Willy Adames and Tristan Gray also homered, and Josh Fleming pitched one-run ball over 3 2/3 innings of relief, striking out 5.

Leading Boston possibility Jeter Downs hit his 2nd homer of the spring, raising his average to.357 Nick Yorke, last year’s first-round draft pick, struck a double for his first extra-base hit in major league camp.


Cincinnati star Joey Votto bet the first time given that testing positive on March10 He went 0 for 2 and set out twice, and also strolled and scored run. It’s still unsure whether the first baseman will be all set to play on opening day next Thursday.

Jesse Winkler led off the game with a crowning achievement and Alex Blandino struck two RBI doubles. Wade Miley worked four innings in the start, giving up an operate on four hits.

Arizona starter Madison Bumgarner gave up six runs on 4 hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings, striking out 7. Eduardo Escobar and Josh Rojas each homered. The Reds launched former NL batting champ Dee Strange-Gordon.


Cleveland starter Logan Allen gave up three hits in five scoreless innings. José Ramírez homered in the very first and Owen Miller included a three-run shot in the 8th.

Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela permitted two hits over the first five innings. Colton Welker had 2 hits to raise his batting average to.366


Kyle Hendricks, set to begin on opening day for Chicago, took a line drive off his quad, came out briefly and after that returned to retire the 10 in a row. Hendricks worked 4 1/3 innings, enabling three runs on 5 hits, striking out 4. Joc Pederson homered and Jason Heyward tripled.

Austin Slater struck a three-run homer, Brandon Crawford doubled two times and Joey Bart struck a tying double in the 8th. Nick Tropeano opened the video game for the Giants and worked two innings, permitting 2 work on 3 hits.


Chicago starter Carlos Rodón set out six over 4 2/3 innings, permitting two work on five hits. Liam Hendricks set out all 3 batters he dealt with in the 6th. José Abreu hit a two-run single and scored on a home run by Yoán Moncada. Zack Collins struck his third crowning achievement.

Freddy Peralta started out 8 over 5 1/3 innings for Milwaukee, allowing 5 runs and 6 hits. Devin Williams struck out 2 in the seventh. Josh Hader retired the side with a strikeout in the 8th. Keston Hiura hit his third home run in 4 days. The Brewers released veteran pitchers Jordan Zimmermann and Brad Boxberger, however want to resign both to minor league deals.


Trevor Rogers, Miami’s top left-handed possibility, outdueled Houston’s opening day starter Zack Greinke, allowing two hits and a walk in 5 2/3 shutout innings with 10 strikeouts. Starling Marte had an RBI triple in the third, and rookie Jazz Chisholm’s RBI single fired up a six-run seventh. The Marlins had 11 gamers get one hit.

Greinke had a hard time in his 4th start, giving up three runs, 5 hits and 3 walks in 4 1/3 innings. Greinke was pulled with a runner on 3rd and two outs in the 3rd inning, going back to the mound to start the 4th. The Astros had just 2 hits.


Kenta Maeda made his final start before taking the mound on opening day for Minnesota, firing four nothing innings with 3 hits and 4 strikeouts. Beginner J.A. Happ followed Maeda and struggled, giving up six runs– 5 earned– on 10 hits and a walk in 3 2/3 innings. Kyle Garlick, Willians Astudillo and Miguel Sano each struck a solo crowning achievement. Garlick’s homer was his fifth.

Alex Jackson had a two-run single for Atlanta. Pablo Sandoval went 3 for 3 and is batting.429 in his first spring with the Braves. Ender Inciarte had an RBI double and Ehire Adrianza followed with a two-run single in a four-run seventh against Happ.


Josh Bell hit his 6th home run in his very first spring with Washington, a solo shot in a two-run eighth versus reducer Robert Gsellman. Bell also had the very first hit for the Nats, leading off the 4th with a single and scoring on Josh Harrison’s hit. Harrison scored on a two-out single by Hernán Pérez. Luis García had a two-run homer– his 2nd– throughout a three-run ninth.

David Peterson made his 3rd start for New york city, permitting two runs, 4 hits and a walk in six innings. Jeff McNeil doubled in the 2nd, scoring on a two-out single by James McCann. Pete Alonso led off the 6th with a single, scoring on a triple by Dominic Smith. J.D. Davis singled in Smith.


New York closer Aroldis Chapman was booed off the field after permitting 3 runs, the final 2 on wild pitches. Chapman and catcher Gary Sánchez both heard it from fans in Tampa, Florida, as Chapman permitted three hits and a walk while retiring simply one batter. Opening day starter Gerrit Cole was sharp, pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings with two hits and 5 strikeouts. Aaron Judge and Brett Gardner had functions as the Yankees handled just three hits.

Jorge López made his third start in his 6th look for Baltimore, yielding 2 hits and a walk in five shutout innings. Austin Hays had an RBI single to ignite a three-run seventh against Chapman.


Bryce Harper led off the fifth inning with his 3rd crowning achievement for Philadelphia, firing up a four-run inning. Harper also walked twice and is batting.333 this spring. Scott Kingery had a two-run double in the rally. Chase Anderson made his 4th start and 5th appearance, permitting a run, two hits and 4 strolls in four innings.

Hyun Jin Ryu was roughed up in his 3rd start for Toronto, quiting 3 runs, eight hits and a walk, striking out 5 in 4 innings. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his second home run– a solo shot leading off a four-run eighth that connected the score. Joe Panik doubled with 2 outs in the 2nd, scoring on Danny Jansen’s single.


Oakland stung Clayton Kershaw for 9 runs, eight earned, in 3 1/3 innings in the Los Angeles left-hander’s final tuneup before opening day. Kershaw has permitted 14 runs over his past 2 starts, but he says he is healthy and still all set to begin the season.

Cole Irvin enabled one hit over 6 innings, setting out 10 for the A’s. The 27- year-old right-hander has actually made a strong impression in his first camp with Oakland, posting a 1.00 ERA over five looks and 18 innings. Lou Trivino and Bryce Conley followed with an inning each in a two-hit nothing. Elvis Andrus had two of the Sports’ 13 strikes.


David Dahl struck his very first homer of the spring and Isiah Kiner-Falefa had 2 hits for Texas. The Rangers’ 1-2 players have actually looked sharp this spring, with leadoff man Kiner-Falefa batting.385 and Dahl batting.323 Taylor Hearn enabled a run in 3 innings, starting out 5 with three hits and 3 strolls.

Kansas City’s Jackson Kowar enabled six runs in 1 1/3 innings, giving up five hits and 3 strolls. Whit Merrifield had 2 hits, consisting of a double.


Wil Myers homered throughout a three-hit, four-RBI game, and Fernando Tatis Jr. hit an RBI double for San Diego. Ryan Weathers gave up 3 runs, 3 hits and 2 walks in 2 2/3 innings, setting out four. The appealing 21- year-old has a 7.11 AGE in 5 video games this spring. Lefty reducer Drew Pomeranz set out 2 during a best inning in his return from elbow pain.

Marco Gonzales had a hard time in his final tuneup prior to the regular season starts, allowing six runs, 9 hits and 2 walks in five innings for Seattle. Ty France struck a double, however the Mariners amounted to simply three hits.


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