Red Sox Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez Placed On 10-Day Disabled List
The Boston Red Sox on Sunday placed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list after he sprained his right ankle in a collision with Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on Saturday.
Gurriel slid head-first into first base as Rodriguez rushed over to cover the bag. The Red Sox lefty jumped over Gurriel but landed awkwardly on his right foot and tumbled to the ground.
After the game, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said the pitcher's ankle "looks bad."
"He’s moving around, which is encouraging, but obviously we’ve got to go through the tests and all that and see what happens," Cora said.
Rodriguez (11-3, 3.44 ERA) exited the game after tossing 5.1 scoreless innings of four-hit ball.
Also on Sunday, pitcher Brian Johnson was activated from the disabled list and was scheduled to start Boston's series finale against the Blue Jays.
Johnson, who holds a 4.23 ERA over 24 appearances for the Red Sox this season, missed a week and a half with inflammation in his hip.