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Dustin Pedroia out 4-6 weeks, Victor Martinez headed for the DL?

Jun 28, 2010, 9:01 PM EDT

After being re-evaluated by doctors on Monday, it was determined that Dustin Pedroia will not need surgery or a pin placed in his fractured left foot, according to Rob Bradford of

Pedroia is still expected to miss four to six weeks, but the Red Sox are pretty fortunate with this timetable, especially with the All-Star break right in the middle of it.

It looks like Pedroia may soon have some company, as sources tell Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe that Victor Martinez will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday.

Martinez was diagnosed with a minimally displaced fracture on the tip of his left thumb, suffered when he was hit by two foul balls behind the plate on Sunday. The injury will not require surgery, but a DL stint would take him out of commission through the All-Star break. Again, not the worst timing for an injury to heal.

Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald writes that the Red Sox would likely call up Gustavo Molina from Triple-A Pawtucket if Martinez requires a trip to the disabled list. The team will make an official announcement Tuesday.

  1. Pat L - Jun 28, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Gustavo? Gustavo Molina? How many catching Molinas are there? Are they manufactured somewhere? Grown in vats? If you cut one in half, does it regenerate into two more Molinas? Does the catching mask regenerate too?

  2. birdmancometh - Jun 29, 2010 at 10:54 AM

    Valid question Pat.

  3. geoknows - Jun 29, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Gustavo Molina is actually not related to the Fraternal Order of Catching Molinas. He’s from Venezuela; the brothers are from Puerto Rico.

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