According to manager John Farrell, Dustin Pedroia showed some concussion symptoms after getting hit by Logan Forsythe in the 2nd inning of last night's game. While Farrell says he's improved as the night's gone on, it was still a scary moment for Red Sox players and fans alike, and it helps explain to an extent the trade made last night to acquire 2 2nd baseman from the Baltimore Orioles
"He's got some symptoms that are consistent with a concussion,'' Farrell said. "The dizziness was evident when he was on the field, and it was clear he was coming out of the game immediately.''
"Headfirst slide, Pedey's coming in to try and put a quick tag on him,'' Farrell said. "[Forsythe] struck him with his elbow, that was clear. It looked like momentum took him across the bag. He's reaching out ahead of him to try to brace himself and not slide past the bag. As he's reaching forward, he caught [Pedroia] with a good elbow to the side of the head.''
"He's improved as the night has gone on here,'' Farrell said. "Not as dizzy as he was when he first came off. But we'll take every precaution necessary with Dustin.
"We'll keep a close eye on him overnight and likely he'll be examined by a doctor here in Tampa. I don't know if he's had a doctor see him here this evening. If not, I'm sure it will take place by tomorrow.
"Given where we are with rosters expanding, we don't necessarily know that this will be a seven-day DL. We've got to be sure that every symptom is cleared. This will be a day-to-day situation
I hope this isn't too serious, and Dustin is back at 2nd within a few days, and I'm sure Red Sox Nation does as well.
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