Red Sox win arbitration case against Eduardo Rodriguez

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By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Red Sox have won their arbitration case against Eduardo Rodriguez, which was being contested over about $600 thousand.

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Eduardo Rodriguez lost his arbitration case with the #RedSox, according to a source. He will receive the team's offer of $8.3M, not his requested $8.975M.

Rodriguez now has one more year of arbitration left before becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 2021 season.

This minute salary disagreement comes after a season where Rodriguez finished sixth in AL Cy Young voting, posting a 19-6 record with a 3.81 ERA. The 27-year-old is one of only four starters on the Red Sox roster with at least two years of MLB experience.

With Chris Sale dealing with pneumonia, Nathan Eovaldi transitioning back to the rotation from the bullpen, and David Price now in Los Angeles, the Red Sox will need to rely heavily on Rodriguez if they want a chance to compete in 2020. Although apparently, not heavily enough to pony up an additional $600K.

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