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Red Sox' Eduardo Rodriguez announces he's 'back' after having COVID-19

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Eduardo Rodriguez is ready to rejoin his Boston Red Sox teammates.

The left-hander announced Saturday on Twitter he's "back" after missing time due to COVID-19. It was announced Rodriguez tested positive for the virus on July 7.

Check out Rodriguez's announcement below:

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The Red Sox announced E-Rod's return shortly after his tweet:

Rodriguez's return to camp is a breath of fresh air for a Boston team that needs all the help it can get on its pitching staff. E-Rod will be counted on to anchor a thin rotation that also consists of Nathan Eovaldi, Martin Perez, and question marks in the fourth and fifth slots. Veteran right-hander Zack Godley could contribute at some point as well after signing a minor league deal with the Red Sox this week.

It'll be Eovaldi getting the start Friday when the Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day.