BOSTON (CBS) — Despite a recent mini-turnaround, the Red Sox starting rotation still ranks dead last in MLB with a 5.10 ERA.
Accordingly, changes are on the way.READ MORE: Brookline To Lift Outdoor Mask Mandate On May 21
The Red Sox have called up left-handed starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez on Wednesday, according to the Providence Journal’s Tim Britton.
Rodriguez will start Thursday’s game in Texas, according to the report.READ MORE: Truck Drivers For Shaw's Supermarkets Return To Work
Britton reported that the call-up does not signify a permanent change to the rotation. Rather, Rodriguez affords the starters a day of rest in the midst of a 20-day stretch with no scheduled off days.
The 22-year-old Venezuelan is currently in his first season at the Triple-A level. He is 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA, striking out 44 batters and walking just seven. His 1.097 WHIP is tops among PawSox starters, and his ERA is second only to Brian Johnson’s 2.92.MORE NEWS: NH Family Thankful For Amazon Driver's Act Of Kindness Caught On Doorbell Camera
The Red Sox enter play on Wednesday with the 30th-ranked starters ERA at 5.10.