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Dustin Pedroia needs more tests on his thumb

Jul 5, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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Dustin Pedroia tore a muscle in the thumb in late May and missed six games. Then he landed funny on it on Tuesday night, sat out yesterday’s game and now he needs more tests on it, which he’ll get on today’s offday.  Bobby Valentine isn’t worried, though:

“Not really hurt. I just think he needs these two days, and so does he,” manager Bobby Valentine said. “He’s a little stiff here and there.”

Pedroia says it’s in a different area from where it was hurt before, but that the team told him to sit out of an abundance of caution.

Bright spot: more Nick Punto. And who doesn’t want that?

  1. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    this guy has been nursing some kind of injury for the last 3 years. I think they just need to toughen him up

    • Glenn - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:47 AM

      Yes because everyone else plays with broken bones and torn muscles. The guy isn’t missing time for hangnails.

  2. uyf1950 - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Bobby Valentine doesn’t seem to worry about much. Maybe he should start, considering the way the Red Sox have been playing and considering they have just lost 5 of their last 7 games against the worst of the AL West and are back in a tie for last place.

    • pisano - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM

      My friend, as far last place, if the Jays get some pitchers healthy they could finish fourth, as far as Boston is concerned, water seeks it’s own level. I said this last year, and I’ll say it again, in five years Pedroia will be a distant memory, that means four more left.

      • uyf1950 - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

        Good to see you my friend. I’m not sure about a distant memory but it does seem that Pedroia is not necessarily the “wonder” player many portrayed him as. He does hustle out every play though and you can’t knock the kid for that.

  3. Glenn - Jul 5, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Bright spot: more Nick Punto. And who doesn’t want that?”

    With a batting average of .180 and an OPS+ of 48, I would say Red Sox fans.

    • bradybbgoat - Jul 5, 2012 at 4:14 PM

      Who could have predicted that when they signed him?? sigh..

  4. rjostewart - Jul 5, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    The tough guy routine is getting old. Go on the DL, Dustin.

  5. theskinsman - Jul 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM

    Pedroia is incredible 2B when healthy,despite the room temperature IQ comments of the A-Roid fan club. Can’t wait for the Sox to get their starters back and storm back into the AL East race.It’s coming, yankoff fans.

    • pisano - Jul 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

      theskinsman…. for Boston fans sake I also hope he can avoid future injuries, but look on the bright side, if he can’t play the Sox can always enter him in dwarf throwing contests, I hear there getting popular again, and just think maybe you could manage him, jerk-off.

  6. 13yrsmlbvet - Jul 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

    Pedroia plays the game as hard as anyone but his body will not endure. The front office knows that. He will eventually be dealt probably wherever Tito ends up.

  7. mattymatty - Jul 5, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    “Bright spot: more Nick Punto. And who doesn’t want that?”

    Now don’t be mean.

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