Eduardo Rodriguez insisted he was fine after falling in the bullpen while warming up for Thursday night’s start in Baltimore.
He ended up turning in his worst start of the season, surrendering four home runs in a 7-5 loss, and now the left-hander is headed to the 10-day disabled list with a knee injury.
Red Sox general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed the roster move to reporters before Friday’s game, saying the team hopes it’s a short-term issue but Rodriguez will see Dr. James Andrews on Monday for a second opinion.
Rodriguez’s pregame tumble in the bullpen at Camden Yards was nothing crazy, he told reporters following the game, and said his struggles were the result of just missing his pitches and the Orioles making good contact.
Bryce Harper leads the NL All-Star balloting by a wide margin, but he’s not the only dominating presence in the voting.
Two Cubs currently lead the voting at their position, three more are second, and Cubs outfielders rank 3-5 in the results, released Tuesday by Major League Baseball.
With more than 900,000 votes thus far, Harper has a third more votes than the next highest in the balloting, Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy (669,643 votes).