D-backs Pitching Woes: Rodriguez's Delayed Return 

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Eduardo Rodriguez's throwing program with the Diamondbacks is on hold due to ongoing lat tightness. 

Rodriguez's Injury 

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Rodriguez sustained a strained lat during Spring Training and began the season on the injured list. 

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Season Start 

Originally expected to return in April, it's now unlikely he'll pitch before May. 

Return Delayed 

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The Diamondbacks signed Rodriguez to a four-year, $80 million contract in December. 

Contract Details 

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Rodriguez had a strong 2023 season with the Detroit Tigers, posting a 3.30 ERA. 

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Past Performance 

The Diamondbacks' rotation struggles without Rodriguez, compounded by Jordan Montgomery's absence and closer Paul Sewald's injury. 

Team Challenges 

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