“There’s no fractures, no structural damage, ligament or otherwise. He’s got some soreness, he’s got some swelling, so whether or not this is a three- or four-day thing or a 10-day thing, we’ll have a better read on that once [Pedroia] returns to Chicago.”
It was reported that major league sources expect Pedroia to miss 2-3 weeks and that a second opinion will be sought. Going back to 2007, he's dealt with multiple injuries and surgeries on his left wrist and hand.
Pedroia was one of the better performers so far in 2017, hitting .292 with a .749 OPS and grades out as one of the best defensive players at his position. He's fourth on the team in hits, doubles, walks, and RBIs.
Possible solutions for second base are limited with utility player Brock Holt out indefinitely, but Deven Marrero would be the logical choice to cover second and extend his stay with the Red Sox.
This is a major blow to the Red Sox lineup and their infield defense that was already struggling at third base now has another major hole to fill at second.
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