(BOSTON) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Monday’s game versus the Tigers before the sixth inning with what the club is calling a jammed right thumb.
Pedroia has had X-rays and the team is trying to schedule an MRI for Tuesday.
It isn’t clear when Pedroia injured his thumb. It could have been when he made a diving stop in the fifth inning to take a hit away from Detroit’s Danny Worth. It also is speculated it could be from a previous at-bat.
When Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was asked if he thought he would play in Tuesday’s game he replied, “Right now I don’t think he’ll play tomorrow…if I was a betting man. But don’t bet on it.”
Pedroia is currently hitting .295, with 21 RBIs and 30 runs scored.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire