Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez is headed to the disabled list.
The 27-year-old left hander has serious damage in his right ankle, Boston manager Alex Cora told MLB.com Sunday. Rodriguez will wear a boot for two weeks and then will be re-evaluated.
The injury does not require surgery, Cora said.
Alex Cora with a concerning update on Eduardo Rodriguez. “There is some serious damage to the ankle. No surgery required. He is going to have a boot for two weeks and then we will re evaluate after that. Some ligament damage, yeah.”
— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) July 15, 2018
Rodriguez originally suffered the injury Saturday when he was covering first base in the Red Sox’s 6-2 win over the Blue Jays. He threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings in the game.
Rodriguez, who has spent all four of his MLB seasons with the Red Sox, has registered an 11-3 record and a 3.44 ERA in 19 starts in 2018.
The Red Sox currently lead the American League East with a 68-30 record.
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