The Red Sox have formally activated Eduardo Rodriguez for his much-anticipated first begin of the 2021 season, the crew introduced. He will take the hill for Thursday’s ballgame in opposition to Baltimore. Rodriguez, after all, will make his first begin since 2019 after lacking final season as a result of myocarditis introduced on by COVID-19. He started this season on the injured record due to elbow irritation.
It’s considerably applicable that Rodriguez have the ability to make his return in opposition to the Orioles, with whom he spent lots of his improvement years. He got here to the Red Sox in a deadline deal for Andrew Miller in July 2014 and made his debut for the Red Sox the next season. Of course, he’s been a key piece of their rotation ever since.
The corresponding roster transfer was made Wednesday when Tanner Houck was optioned to Boston’s alternate coaching web site. He appeared in two video games, beginning one, totaling six innings. He gave up two earned runs on seven hits but additionally managed a powerful 10:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Houck will nearly definitely be again this season, probably as early as subsequent week because the Red Sox kick off a 16-game stretch with out a time without work, starting this Saturday.