Pedroia (hand) expected to play Sunday

Pedroia (hand) expected to play Sunday
May 31, 2014, 11:30 pm
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BOSTON - The last thing the Red Sox need is another injury to a key player in their lineup.

Luckily, that's not the case.

The Red Sox had good news on Dustin Pedroia, who left Friday night's game after hurting his hand taking a throw from catcher A.J. Pierzynski on Wil Myers' steal in the fourth inning.

We knew before Saturday's game that the X-rays came back negative on his hand. But Pedroia was not in Saturday's lineup, as he was getting an MRI on the hand.

It turns out the MRI confirmed there was no fracture or structural damage in the hand. He's good to go.

"He was available [Saturday] if we needed him late in the game for defense," Farrell said. "Fully expect him to start at second base tomorrow."

Jonathan Herrera started in place of Pedroia and recorded his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3-4 with an RBI.