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Dustin Pedroia has wrist examined in Boston; it's not fractured

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Dustin Pedroia's wrist continues to be a problem.
Dustin Pedroia's wrist continues to be a problem. (USATSI)

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was scratched from the lineup Sunday and now he's been sent back to Boston to have his ailing left wrist examined (providencejournal.com).

Pedroia initially injured the wrist against the Brewers on April 4 and has struggled mightily since. The soreness became great enough that he reportedly couldn't get through hitting drills Sunday. Now he's on his way to Boston while his team travels from New York to Chicago for a three-game series against the White Sox.

The news from Boston later Monday was good, though, as Pedroia's wrist is not fractured (ESPN Boston). He may avoid the DL and is currently listed as day to day.

Pedroia, 30, is hitting .236/.236/.291 (47 OPS+) with three doubles and one RBI this season. Since hurting his wrist, he's hitting .139 and has grounded into as many double plays (two) as he's collected extra-base hits.

Ryan Roberts and Jonathan Herrera are options at second base with Pedroia out, and it's possible Brock Holt gets the call from Triple-A if Pedroia needs to hit the DL. Holt is hitting .389/.476/.583 through nine games with Pawtucket this season.

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