On the Memorial Day matchup against the Detroit Tigers, Pedroia exited the game after making a diving catch. Pedroia was held out of tonight's game against the Tigers with a jammed left thumb, according to the Boston Globe's Michael Vega.
According to the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo, the Red Sox are still unsure of what to do with the sidelined second baseman.
Pedroia torn abductor muscle in thumb. Hopes to play through with splint and avoid DL. Team is still discussing DL.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) May 30, 2012
Losing Pedroia is a huge blow to the Red Sox, as they don't really have a true second baseman to replace him in the field or in the lineup.
Here are five potential replacements during Pedroia's absence, whether it be short term or long term.
Note: All statistics are through May 28.