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Bosox LHP Rodríguez out for year, inflamed heart from COVID

In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. .(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 file photo, Boston Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston. .(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)(Michael Dwyer | AP)
Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 5:50 PM PDT
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NEW YORK (AP) - Boston Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the entire season because of heart inflammation caused by COVID-19.

He has been on the injured list since mid-July and has not pitched this season.

Rodríguez was a career-best 19-6 last year with a 3.81 ERA. The Red Sox said July 7 he had tested positive for COVID-19.

Boston chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom expects Rodríguez will make a full recovery but says there is not enough time this season to build his arm back up.

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