Report: Pedroia 'likely' headed to disabled list

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Report: Pedroia 'likely' headed to disabled list

Even as the Red Sox get closer to welcoming back a number of players lost to injuries, they stand to lose another regular before they host the New York Yankees this weekend series.
According to a source, second baseman Dustin Pedroia is "likely" headed to the disabled list because of a persistent right thumb injury.
Pedroia has been bothered by the thumb since early May and missed some games at the end of May and early June, hoping that rest would cure the problem.
But Tuesday night in Oakland, while diving for a ground ball, Pedroia jammed the back of the thumb, a different area than the original injury.
He sat out the road trip finale Wednesday and underwent an exam Thursday, at which time it was determined that a trip to DL and 15 days of rest will likely be the best course of action.
Presumably, the Sox will use Nick Punto at second, with Brent Lillibridge also available to help out at the position.

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