Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia leaves game with injury

Boston Red Sox leader Dustin Pedroia injured his wrist when he ran out a ball getting tangled up over 1st baseman Jose Abreu

Both Red Sox 2nd baseman Dustin Pedroia and White Sox 1st baseman Jose Abreu remained down after the play. Abreu stayed down for a short while before getting back up and Pedroia finished up the bottom half of that inning before exiting the game for good. He was replaced by Josh Rutledge who went 1/2 with a walk in the game.

Not a good way to finish up the day if you’re Pedey. Abreu would finish the game although go 0/4 on the day. The reason for concern in this matter is that Pedroia has injured this wrist before. Pedey had surgery on his left wrist back in 2014. If you watch the replay of the incident, it looks like his body falls awkwardly on top of his wrist. No it’s not 200 lbs. falling on you but it still hurts if you’re running full board down the line.

The report was a sprained left wrist when all was said and done. Pedroia will return to Boston for MRI’s to reveal if there is any structural damage. On a day that was supposed to be memorable for Sox fans with David Price’s return, there’s a chance we might have lost another leader both on the field and in the clubhouse. The Sox can’t catch a break.

The Sox will next get Chris Sale up in the rotation. This will be Sale’s first appearance against his former ball club. Sale pitched for the White Sox for the last seven seasons before being traded during the off season for top minor league prospect Yoan Moncada, flame throwing pitcher Michael Kopech and two other prospects.

Photo Credit – Nicolaus Czarnecki – Boston Herald

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