Jun 20, 2012, 8:29 PM EST
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was lifted from Tuesday night’s game against the Marlins after appearing to aggravate the torn abductor muscle in his right thumb. But he’s fine. Or at least willing to play through the pain brought on by a re-injury.
According to Tony Lee of ESPN Boston, Pedroia told reporters that he expects to return to the starting lineup for Thursday’s series-finale with Miami. He was held out of action Wednesday, but management referred to that as a precautionary measure.
Pedroia, 28, is batting .269/.326/.403 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 280 plate appearances this season. One of Major League Baseball’s toughest players, he has made an appearance in 61 of Boston’s 69 games.
The Red Sox entered play Tuesday night with a 34-33 record — ranking tied for last in the AL East.
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