Eduardo Rodríguez will miss the rest of the season due to heart problems

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Boston (USA), Aug 1 (EFE) .- The Boston Red Sox pitcher, Venezuelan Eduardo Rodríguez, will miss the rest of the season while recovering from a heart problem, the team announced Saturday.

Rodríguez, 27, has been diagnosed with myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart that the team believes is the result of his recent attack on the coronavirus.

The Venezuelan tested positive for coronavirus before the start of summer camp.

While he was released and returned to training on July 18, he underwent an MRI week that revealed his condition.

The 27-year-old had been ranked as the team’s No. 1 pitcher this season and as Opening Day opener, but Rodriguez will contradictory remain out for the 2020 season.

On Sunday of last week, Rodríguez reported that his doctors told him that between 10 and 20 percent of people who got the coronavirus were also diagnosed with myocarditis.

(c) EFE Agency

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