Storylines: Rodriguez shut down for 4-6 weeks

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– The Boston Red Sox just can’t catch a break when it comes to dealing with their pitchers staying healthy.  The team just got back ace lefty David Price after missing the first quarter of the season and are now on the verge of losing another starting pitcher for an extended period of time.  Southpaw Eduardo Rodriguez has been recommended to be shut down from all baseball activities for about 3-4 weeks due to a dislocated right kneecap per Evan Drellich of CSN New England.  It’s bad enough for the Red Sox to lose another pitcher to injury but it may be even worse than originally anticipated.  Rodriguez recently visited Dr. James Andrews regarding his injury and it appears that surgery remains a distinct possibility if his recovery does not go well in the projected timeframe.  If that is the case, Rodriguez will be ruled out the entire season as any surgery to combat his injury will have a recovery time of 5-6 months.  The Red Sox have already lost knuckleballer Steven Wright for the year due to knee surgery and with Rodriguez down they now only have four healthy starters of their original projected starting pitching depth in Price, Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz and Rick Porcello.  The Red Sox will all but likely make a move for starting pitching at the deadline because they are all in to get to the postseason this year

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