D-backs P Eduardo Rodríguez to miss start of season

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D-backs manager Torey Lovullo said Eduardo Rodríguez will be shut down until he is “asymptomatic.” Rodríguez signed a 4-year, $80 million deal this offseason.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Eduardo Rodríguez will have to wait to make his Arizona Diamondbacks debut.

Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told reporters Friday that Rodríguez has a lat strain, which means the left-hander will open the season on the injured list.

“He’s going to be shut down from throwing until he’s asymptomatic,” Lovullo said. “I know you guys want to know lengths of time, all the common questions that I want to know, but we don’t know that. It’s going to depend on how he progresses and how he’s feeling day by day. We’re going to assess it daily and build it out from there.”

Rodríguez, who turns 31 on April 7, joined the reigning NL champions with an $80 million, four-year contract after going 13-9 with a 3.30 ERA for the Detroit Tigers last season.


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The city of Phoenix is home to five major professional sports league teams; The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, NBA’s Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks and NHL’s Arizona Coyotes.

The Cardinals have made State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home turf and the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix is home to both the Suns and the Mercury. The Indoor Football League’s Arizona Rattlers play at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale. The Coyotes play at Mullett Arena on ASU’s Tempe campus.

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