BOSTON — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez exited Friday’s game against the Yankees in the second inning with migraine symptoms, the club announced.
After surrendering an RBI double to Brett Gardner, Rodriguez went to cover the plate, grabbing his lower back as he appeared to be in discomfort. Rodriguez motioned for manager Alex Cora and the trainers as he walked back to the mound.
Rodriguez cruised through a 1-2-3 first inning, including striking out Giancarlo Stanton on three pitches for the second out. He then opened the second inning with a walk, a single and the Gardner RBI double.
Rodriguez, who missed the 2020 season with COVID-19 and myocarditis, was 2-1 with a 2.83 ERA in his last five starts.
Right-hander Phillips Valdez, who was recalled from Triple-A Worcester earlier Friday, took over for Rodriguez and struck out the side to end the second.