Ex-Yankees prospect can benefit from the signing of Eduardo Rodriguez from Red Sox from Tigers

Ex-Yankees prospect can benefit from the signing of Eduardo Rodriguez from Red Sox from Tigers ...

The Dodgers lost their losses, like Boston Red Sox.

Two sources report left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez agreed to a five-year, 77 million dollar move to Motown on Monday.

If Rodriguez returned to Boston, would have helped Chris Sale and Nathan Eovaldi anchor the starting rotation.

Garrett Whitlock could be part of the reason why the Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom let Rodriguez walk.

Bloom confirmed that Whitlock, along with top prospect Tanner Houck, can be ticketed for the starting rotation in 2022. Per MLB.com: 'At the GM Meeting in Carlsbad, Calif', this day, Bloom confirmed that Whitlock and his team could take a look at starting rotation in 2022.

We think of their upsides as far as we did at this time last year. And when we think about how much the game has been, we can choose to be able to coach them. And that should be next year, but it depends how it all shook out.

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I was given a chance for the Red Sox to pick Whitlock from the New York Yankees one year ago in the Rule 5 Draft. He came to Boston despite having ever played above Double-A and had surgery in Tommy John.

Whitlock became a rookie in the bullpen, making 46 appearances and averaging a 1,96 ERA in the regular season. His dominance continued in the playoffs, with a 2,16 in five appearances.

Rodriguez rejected a qualifying offer from the Red Sox, before signing with the Tigers, so Boston might get a draft-pick compensation.

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Ex-Yankees pitcher is subject to trade talks (again).

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Mike Rosenstein can be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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