(BOSTON) — The injuries continue to mount for Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, specifically his right thumb. After suffering another injury to his thumb, the team is placing Pedroia on the disabled list and will be out at least two to three weeks.
The Red Sox issued a statement confirming that he hyperextended his thumb on July 3. He will need to wear a cast that will immobilize his thumb for the next two weeks. Back in May, Pedroia tore a muscle in the same thumb but avoided a trip to the DL and missed just six games.
“I’ll be back in a few weeks,” Pedroia said. “It’s not like I’ll be out all year. Guys will weather the storm. We’ll be fine.”
“Just frustrated,” he later added. “I healed up from the other injury, I was just starting to feel better and swing the bat better. I dive one time and now this.”
In 74 games this season, Pedroia hit .266 with six home runs and 33 RBIs.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN