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Dustin Pedroia out of Red Sox lineup with thumb injury

May 29, 2012, 3:49 PM EDT

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Dustin Pedroia, who left yesterday’s game after jamming his right thumb, is absent from the Red Sox’s starting lineup tonight.

He’s considered day-to-day and it’s possible Pedroia could make an appearance off the bench, but in the meantime Nick Punto is starting at second base and batting ninth against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.

Pedroia had started each of the Red Sox’s first 48 games, hitting .295 with five homers and an .800 OPS.

  1. themuddychicken - May 29, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    That’s fine, at least the rest of the team is perfectly healthy. I’m sure their star-studded outfield will help to pick up the slack.

    • wendell7 - May 30, 2012 at 7:06 AM

      They looked pretty good against Verlander last night

  2. bbil2012 - May 29, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    As will Nick Punto.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 29, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    I didn’t want to say it, but when Sweeney came back I wondered who the Baseball Gods would smite next.

  4. hammyofdoom - May 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM

    At least it’s day to day. He was probably due for a day off soon anywho

  5. randygnyc - May 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    NY radio reporting that Pedroia will miss at least on month with this injury.

    • teaspoon1731 - May 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

      Boston radio says the same thing. Speedy recovery Peddy

  6. pisano - May 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Is Vern Troyer available?

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 30, 2012 at 12:28 AM

      Just get Jerry Remy’s lazy ass out of the press box. He’s the president of RS Nation, I figure it’s time he actually proved himself…..

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