Eduardo Rodriguez entered the disabled list with a right knee injury, the Red Sox announced Friday. The Venezuelan slipped and fell while warming his arm in the bullpen before his departure against the Orioles on Thursday.
To take Rodriguez’s place on the active roster, Boston moved up from Triple-A Pawtucket to right-hander Brandon Workman.
The fall did not stop Rodriguez from pitching at Baltimore, but the left-hander had his worst start of the season by allowing four homers and seven earned runs of 5.2 innings. Prior to that departure, the Valencia native was 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA in his first 10 games for the Red Sox in 2017.
Rodriguez, 24, has had problems with his right knee in recent years. In 2016, it was out of action due to a dislocation of the right kneecap.