Boston Red Sox Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez to Start Thursday Despite Migraine Symptoms Suffered During Last Start; ‘He’s Feeling Better,’ Alex Cora Says

Eduardo Rodriguez is feeling better and is ready to go Thursday against the Blue Jays, after leaving Friday’s start in just the second inning because of migraine symptoms.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the Red Sox “have to be very careful” with the lefty on Friday, as he’s had a recent history of injuries — myocarditis in 2020, which kept him out for the whole season, as well as dead arm at the very start of the 2021 season.

The Puerto Rican manager noted on Friday that there was a possibility of him missing his next start, but that possibility has seemingly gone down the drain.

Rodriguez spent most of his day at home on Saturday, and had an off day before he got back to work today.

“Eddie is going to get his work in today and tomorrow,” Cora said Sunday morning before their 5-4 win over the Yankees. “He’s starting on Thursday. He’s feeling better. So everything is going to go according to plan.”

The plan for Cora is to go with Nick Pivetta on Monday, Garrett Richards Tuesday, Tanner Houck Wednesday, Rodriguez Thursday, Martin Perez on Friday, and Nathan Eovaldi on Saturday after Martin Perez was on the bump in today’s win.

“I talked to him last night and he sounded a lot better,” said Cora. “So that was a plus. Physically, he’s okay. Now it’s obviously during the week, just stay on him and make sure he’s feeling great. That’s the most important thing. But the way he sounded, the way he is, it’s just one of those, get your work in today, see how you feel, throw your bullpen tomorrow, see how he feels. But everything looks good. So from my end, I have no doubts that everything will go accordingly and he’ll be ready for Thursday.”

(Photo of Eduardo Rodriguez/Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

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