Crimson Sox’s Eduardo Rodriguez awaits coronary heart check outcomes

BOSTON — Crimson Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez mentioned he’s awaiting outcomes of further testing after medical doctors just lately found a difficulty along with his coronary heart they consider is a results of his latest bout with the coronavirus.

The 27-year-old left-hander examined constructive for COVID-19 earlier than the beginning of summer time camp, however was cleared and returned to exercises on July 18. He hasn’t had one other constructive coronavirus check, however mentioned an MRI revealed a situation known as myocarditis, that the staff’s medical workers felt was severe sufficient to close him down for at the least per week.

He is been restricted from baseball actions since July 23.

“That is why the medical doctors inform me to simply take per week, simply relaxation, do not let your coronary heart get an excessive amount of coronary heart fee,” he mentioned. “If it goes away, simply return to work.” Based on Johns Hopkins Medication, myocarditis is an irritation of the center muscle that’s often because of a viral an infection. The irritation can result in arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy or coronary heart failure.

Rodriguez’s medical doctors instructed him that 10-20% of people that have had COVID-19 even have been identified with myocarditis.

He mentioned the expertise was eye opening, however that having a mom who’s a nurse has helped put his thoughts relaxed.

“That is a very powerful a part of your physique, so while you hear that, the primary time I hear it was form of scared somewhat,” Rodriguez mentioned. “Now that I do know what it’s it is nonetheless scary, however I do know precisely what it’s. Simply speak to my mother, speak to my spouse, they know what I’ve and the whole lot. Now we simply gotta take the remainder. That is onerous, however you gotta take a relaxation.”

Rodriguez beforehand mentioned that his bout with the coronavirus had left him feeling “100 years previous” and that it took him about 10 days earlier than he was in a position to do any gentle throwing. He mentioned he is presently not experiencing any COVID-19-related signs.

With David Value gone to Los Angeles as a part of the Mookie Betts commerce and ace Chris Sale lacking the season following Tommy John surgical procedure, Rodriguez had been in line to be Boston’s opening day starter. He posted career-best numbers in 2019 with 19 wins and a 3.81 ERA. However with him sidelined for opening day, these duties fell to Nathan Eolvaldi.

Rodriguez is not sure of how lengthy it’ll take for him to be able to pitch in a recreation.

“As quickly as I throw the primary ball, I will let you realize. I have to know the way my shoulder feels,” he mentioned. “It might be extra, it might be much less. It relies upon the way it feels the primary time I throw the ball.”

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