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Dustin Pedroia is expected to avoid the disabled list

Apr 14, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

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After playing through left wrist soreness for more than a week Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia headed back to Boston to be examined by a doctor during the team’s off day. And apparently the news is good, as Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Pedroia does not have a fractured wrist and is expected to avoid the disabled list.

Pedroia played through a torn thumb ligament for most of last season, managing to stay in the lineup for 160 of 162 games. He also played each of the Red Sox’s first dozen games this season before sitting out Sunday, but has hit just .136 since injuring his wrist.

Boston starts a three-game series versus Chicago tomorrow.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    Toughing it out is one thing, but if his playing hurts the team, then he should take time off to let it heal.

  2. Glenn - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    Pedroia is really tough, but as he gets older, he’s going to have to learn to take some time off, especially when injured. Healing doesn’t get any easier with age.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    Sometimes being healthy is better than being gritty.

  4. brandotho - Apr 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Guy played 160 games after hurting his thumb last year, but it did affect his numbers. Just nine homers and a .114 ISO. Maybe he should give it a rest for a bit

  5. bigharold - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:32 PM

    I kind of surprised that the RS aren’t more cautious about this injury. You screw up a wrist and it takes lots of time to get over it. Just ask Ortiz or Teixeira. Before this season the guy is a life time .302 hitter with a .370 OBP. Right now his BA AND his OBP are .236. That should tell then there is something significantly wrong.

    The guy is a hard nose tenacious player and you have to respect that about him. But, all that full tilt, flinging himself around around the diamond has consequences and as he gets older these nagging little injuries will increase and bouncing back will get harder. He needs to learn when to shut it down for his own good.

  6. Jack Marshall - Apr 14, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Yeah, sometimes an injured wrist that isn’t broken stays chronically sore until you put it in a cast for a month. Calling this “good news” depends on what the injury is, and what your definition of “good” is. “Good enough so our key offensive player can play and hit .220″ is not exactly “good.”

  7. soberlyf - Apr 16, 2014 at 12:54 AM

    I’m a Yankee fan and I’m absolutely floored why the Sox are going to run him out there not 3 weeks into the season in virtually meaningless games. Want proof?…the Yanks were in last place before the Red Sox came to town, now they’re tied for first…could they be less important? Pedroia’s long term health however, is critical, probably more than any other player including Papi. With Ellsbury in NY now, Boston needs Pedroia to be their sparkplug and without one, Papi and Napoli will be hitting a lot of solo dingers, just enough to lose 4-2, 3-1 etc. You send out your stars injured in October, not the 2nd week of April.

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