Dustin Pedroia Injury Update: Red Sox Second Baseman's Injury Not Serious
An injury Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia suffered during last night's 3-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians is not serious, according to the Boston Globe.
With Pedroia on first base and two outs in the top of the eight inning at Progressive Field, Adrian Gonzalez hit a line drive to right field that Tribe outfielder Shin-Soo Choo dove for but bobbled. Pedroia, watching Choo's recovery as he headed to third, tripped over second base and stumbled on the basepaths. He lunged back to second base, then lied motionless with his face in the dirt for a prolonged period of time (video here).
It wasn't the first time Pedroia has gone down like this; the same thing happened in a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in April. But that doesn't mean it's serious, the Globe reported:
The condition is caused by a screw that was inserted in his foot last August to stabilize a broken bone. Pedroia is planning to have the screw removed after the season.
“When I do something like that, my leg goes kind of like a stinger like you get in football. It took a little while to get the feeling back in it,’’ he said. “Anaheim was perfect, I got the feeling back in a minute. It took five this time.’’
Looks like the Red Sox dodged a bullet here.
Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP, is having a relative down year, hitting .246 with a .674 OPS, yet thanks to his good on-base skills and solid defense he's posted 1.4 WAR.
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