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Dustin Pedroia: Wrist injury is not serious for Red Sox second baseman

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The Boston Red Sox could not afford to lose All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia for any extended length of time. Not only is he valuable on the field, his leadership and passion for the game is also valuable for a team that is struggling so far this season. That’s why the team breathed a sigh of relief when tests showed Pedroia’s wrist injury is not fractured and according to a report by ESPN on April 15, Pedroia will return to the team.

The team made the announcement on Monday night after tests on Pedroia’s wrist came back negative. But the Red Sox second baseman was diagnosed with inflammation in the wrist that will have him listed as day to day. Pedroia was relieved with the results and called it “great news” as he is a player who doesn’t like to miss any time away from the game.

Pedroia was initially scratched from the Red Sox lineup before the team’s 3-2loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday night. He was sent back to Boston to undergo tests as the team was concerned that the left wrist injury could be serious. It was an injury that occurred during the Red Sox home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers when Carlos Gomez slid into second base to break up a double play in the ninth inning.

In the process, Pedroia was upended and came down at an awkward angle, injuring the wrist. He has played with the injury for a few games, but admitted it had gotten worse which prompted the team to take precaution. Pedroia is 5 for 36 at the plate since the injury occurred but John Farrell does not believe the poor start by Pedroia offensively is a direct result of the injury. He is batting .236 so far in 55 plate appearances with just one RBI.



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