BOSTON (CBS) — The injuries are starting to pile up for the Red Sox, with Dustin Pedroia back in Boston to have his sore left wrist examined.
The Red Sox second baseman was scratched from Sunday night’s loss in New York, and will be looked at by Boston doctors on Monday. Pedroia suffered the injury last week when he was taken out on a potential double in Boston’s home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
“He went down to hit today and the soreness continues to persist, even gain in intensity,” manager John Farrell said of Pedroia’s ailment.
After a hot start, Pedroia is now hitting .236 and is just 5-for-36 since that play at second.
“He’s a big part of our team and we’re going to need him,” first baseman Mike Napoli said of Pedroia. “I’m hoping he’s going to be alright. He’s a tough kid and I’m sure he can play through some stuff. Hopefully it’s nothing too big and we’ll have him back soon.”
Boston already has outfielder Shane Victorino and third baseman Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list, and closer Koji Uehara was unavailable for the final three games in New York with shoulder stiffness. Boston had Jonathan Herrera starting at second and Ryan Roberts at third on Sunday, with Mike Carp making his first career appearance at third after pinch-hitting for Roberts in the eighth inning.
Victorino ran the bases on Sunday and, like Pedroia, will be examined in Boston on Monday. If all goes well he will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Portland on Tuesday, said manager John Farrell.
Uehara, who Farrell said had an encouraging throwing session on Sunday, could be available for Boston on Tuesday when they begin a three-game series against the White Sox in Chicago.
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