Red Sox’ Dustin Pedroia Playing Through Thumb Injury

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Winslow Townson/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been playing with an injured thumb all season. 

Pedroia has battled through a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, which was reported late on Tuesday night. Still, he isn’t happy that reporters found out he is injured.

“People shouldn’t know if you’re 100 percent or not. It is what it is, and it’s my responsibility to perform well,'” Pedroia told “My mindset is if I’m nicked up, I have to find other ways to perform. That’s the way I think about it. Maybe I’m crazy.”

Despite the injury, Pedroia has batted .332 with 28 RBIs, 37 runs and eight stolen bases.

Doctors told Pedroia he would be able to play through the injury. According to the Herald, it could take about eight weeks to recover.  

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