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Boston Injury Updates on the Bay Area Trio: Pedroia, Buchholz and V-Mart

SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 25:  Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox looks on after being struck by a foul ball against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during an MLB game at AT&T Park on June 25, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Pedroia left the game later in the inning.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Jeffrey BrownAnalyst IJune 28, 2010

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe is reporting that Will Carroll, of Baseball Prospectus, has told him that Dustin Pedroia will miss six weeks. Carroll did not identify his source(s), but he is well-known in baseball circles as an authority on the issue of injuries. So, it looks like it will be August before we see Pedey back in action.

Clay Buchholz said his injury is not a hyper-extended knee, rather it’s a minor lower hamstring tear…the pitcher and manager Terry Francona have indicated he likely won’t have to go on the DL. Tito will be able to juggle his rotation for the next week and a half, thanks to the two scheduled off days this week (today and Thursday), giving him nine days off before (presumably) using him on July 6th.

Victor Martinez has a fractured bone at the tip of his left thumb on his glove hand. He downplayed the extent of the injury in post-game interviews yesterday afternoon, and suggested he may not need the DL. It’s possible he could tape it up and keep playing, but that will depend on how well he can swing the bat.

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