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Eduardo Rodríguez prepares his return to the Majors

The left-hander from Carabobo made his first start in the Minor Leagues

Left-handed starter Eduardo Rodríguez, who has not pitched in the Major Leagues with the Detroit Tigers since May 18, made his first start with the Lakeland Flying Tigers last Saturday; Class-A branch of Detroit, looking to be able to return facing the final stretch of the harvest.

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Recall that "E-Rod" was placed on the restricted list for personal reasons on June 13, and it was not until mid-July that he was able to report back to the American League center team.

However, the man from Carabobo pitched three innings with those in the Lakeland 3-1 victory over the Dunedin Blue Jays (Toronto). During his tenure he allowed three hits, one run, walked one, struck out five opponents and threw 59 pitches, 38 of them in the strike zone.

Tigers manager AJ Hinch commented; According to journalist Evan Woodberry, the next step for the Venezuelan would be with Toledo (Triple-A) presumably next Thursday.

At the moment there is no official date for Rodríguez's return, but it is estimated that it could be for the last week of August; provided there are no mishaps.

It didn't turn out as expected

Now, after signing a five-year, $77 million dollar contract during the offseason, Eduardo Rodríguez's performance with his new team has been fairly low-key and disappointing considering what the Tigers' season has been like and what What was expected of the Venezuelan prior to the start of the regular round.

In just eight starts, he has set a record of one win and three losses in just eight starts. He posted a 4.38 ERA, with 34 strikeouts, 17 walks and a 1.33 WHIP in 39 innings.

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