Dustin Pedroia Injury: Updates on Red Sox Star's Hamstring and Return

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia suffered a hamstring injury June 24 against the Baltimore Orioles, per Ricky Doyle of NESN.com. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list June 25 but will play July 17 against the Los Angeles Angels, according to CSN New England's Sean McAdam

Pedroia will bat second behind Mookie Betts, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Manager John Farrell commented on his injury and return on July 10, per McAdam:

The baseball activity continues to improve. He's not active today. Obviously, we're getting to that point of what's the risk/reward of the potential for four additional days of recovery.

Obviously, it's not a chronic thing. But it was a pretty substantial injury at the time and we're going based on the guidance of the medical staff...We're looking at Pedey's health and well-being first. Again, he'll be on the field as soon as he's available.

Pedroia is crucial to the Red Sox offense, with the team looking to stay afloat in the American League East.

Getting him back won't make Boston's struggling sluggers better overnight, but many would agree that the team's chances of turning this year around fall quite a bit as long as he's out.