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Unlikely to opt out of contract
Not bothered by team's struggles
Red Sox plan to make FA offer
Stays put at deadline
Draws interest from Astros
Remaining in Boston?
Trade candidate prior to deadline
Interest from Philly
Improving trade value
Chances of '20 debut increase
Could get starting opportunity
Potential chance to start
De facto ace for rest of season
Eovaldi is set to serve as the ace of the Red Sox rotation for the remainder of the season after it was announced Saturday that Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) will not pitch in 2020.
Expected to make full recovery
Rodriguez, who the Red Sox announced Saturday will sit out the 2020 season due to myocarditis, is expected to make a full recovery, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. "This case, while it's something that's persistent, is not something that has impacted or damaged the functioning of his heart, which in that event, the prognosis is good and these things just take time," said chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
Dealing with post-COVID ailment
The myocarditis -- an inflammation of the heart muscle -- that Rodriguez is afflicted with after battling COVID-19 has not been accompanied by any symptoms, but it is keeping him sidelined for the time beingm Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. "Health-wise, I feel normal," Rodriguez said. "They just told me to take a rest for a week and wait to get the next tests and see what it is. Emotional-wise, it feels really hard because when I got here, I was supposed to start getting ready (to pitch)."
On track for roster
Opt-out decision not due to COVID
McHugh's decision to not play in the 2020 season, which the Red Sox announced Sunday, primarily stems from the lack of progress with the strained right flexor tendon injury he's been dealing with since last year, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. "His arm is not coming around like he had hoped," manager Ron Roenicke said. "And he knew that probably he was going to have to spend some time on the IL."
May ramp up fairly quickly
Rodriguez, who arrived at summer camp Saturday following a serious bout with COVID-19, managed to keep up his arm strength in the latter stages of his recovery and may therefore be able to build up for game action relatively quickly, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. "I think we're just trying to build up his strength again," Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's on a mission now to get himself in shape as fast as he can, and we get his arm built up and be active as fast as we can."
Altering pull approach
Ace of staff for time being
Rodriguez is now the clear-cut ace of the Red Sox starting rotation heading into the 2020 season with Chris Sale (elbow) slated for Tommy John surgery.
Looking at summer 2021 return
Delay won't affect progress
TJ surgery still a possibility
Won't be ready to start season