Pedroia 'okay' after leaving game with leg injury


Pedroia 'okay' after leaving game with leg injury

By MaureenMullen

CLEVELAND -- Dustin Pedroia came out of Monday night's game against the Indians in the eighth inning after stumbling over second base on Adrian Gonzalezs single. He jammed his surgically repaired left ankle, but said after the game he was OK.

He experienced a similar sensation in Anaheim earlier this year.

"Similar to what I did in Anaheim," Pedroia said. "When I do something like that my leg is like a stinger like you get in football. My leg took a while to get feeling back. I was off the field already. In Anaheim the feeling came back in like a minute. Can't hold up the game that long. I slipped on the base.

"I was just trying to get the feeling back. That's the part that's weird. It was just numb. I just hit a nerve that shoots that stinger feeling up your leg."

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Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

Report: Red Sox eye ex-Oriole Pedro Alvarez for DH slot

The Red Sox have more or less withdrawn from the Edwin Encarnacion sweepstakes, with Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald noting that much of their reluctance hinges on the likelihood that they’d exceed the new $195 million luxury tax threshold by locking the DH into a lucrative deal. That doesn’t leave them without options, however, and FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported that the club could be interested in 29-year-old corner infielder Pedro Alvarez, as well as fellow free agents Mike Napoli and Matt Holliday.

After playing just 10 games at DH from 2010 to 2015, Alvarez suited up as the Orioles’ primary designated hitter and part-time third baseman in 2016. His defense is sub-par, to say the least, but he batted .249/.322/.504 with 22 home runs for Baltimore in 2016.

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