Tuesday, May 31, 2016

E-Rod Faces His Old Organization In 2016 Debut Tonight

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Eduardo Rodriguez gets his first start of 2016 tonight—against the organization that originally signed him out of Venezuela back in 2010. He was considered one of Baltimore's 'blue chip' pitching prospects when he was dealt to the Red Sox in 2014 for Andrew Miller. Last season, when he finally did blossom in the major leagues, he went 10-6 with a 3.85 ERA for Boston. The 6'2", 220-pound lefty had his rookie ups and downs, but his poise set him apart and augured great things to come. Over the Winter, he had prepared his body to go 200+ innings. Then, he tweaked his knee on a stupid fielding drill in Spring Training. Now, he gets his chance to prove he belongs in the rotation to stay—and he also has a chance to beat his old bosses. Stay tuned!