Found May 31, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Dustin Pedroia
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
It's no secret that the Red Sox have had to overcome a litany of injuries to get back to two games over the .500 mark. Dustin Pedroia's recent thumb jam just seemed like kicking a man while he's already on the ground. However, in spite of all the bumps and bruises, the Sox have thrived since May 11, even without the roster the team envisioned in March. Currently playing without a backup infielder, the team may have to continue juggling its players and moving forward at less than full strength. Watch the video above to hear general manager Ben Cherington...

Dustin Pedroia Diagnosed with Torn Thumb Muscle

Dustin Pedroia has been diagnosed with a torn abductor muscle in his right thumb. The injury typically takes a month to heal, however, Pedroia is going to be fitted with a splint and will attempt to play through the injury. Pedroia sustained the injury in Monday Night’s game with making a diving play in the sixth inning. Although the play was worthy of a web gem, it ended up being...

Dustin Pedroia Hopes to Play With Thumb Brace, Avoid DL After Suffering Torn Adductor Muscle

BOSTON –– The diagnosis on Dustin Pedroia's thumb is in. But he wants to play through the pain anyway. Shortly after Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers, Pedroia said that he suffered a torn abductor muscle in his right thumb. While the swelling goes down, the Red Sox second baseman is attempting to play with a special splint. "I've played with injuries before...

No verdict yet on Pedroia

Another day brought more waiting for the Boston Red Sox and Dustin Pedroia. It's still unclear how long Pedroia will be sidelined after aggravating a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb Monday. The Red Sox continue to wait for the swelling to subside, and until then, they've asked the restless second baseman not to swing a bat, even with the thumb brace he has had fitted...

Dustin Pedroia Optimistic About Return to Field, Avoiding Disabled List (Video)

On Monday night Dustin Pedroia jammed his right thumb diving for a ball off the bat of Detroit Tigers second baseman Danny Worth, exacerbating a preexisting injury from earlier this season. On Tuesday Pedroia went for an MRI which revealed a tear in his abductor (according to Pedroia "it's like a muscle"), which, while bad news, may still enable him to make a quick...

Pedroia still hopes to avoid DL

Diagnosed Tuesday night with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia practiced gripping a bat while wearing a customized brace Wednesday. However, it will be another few days before he knows if the brace works. Pedroia has been told not to try hitting until the swelling subsides. Once that happens, if he's able to tolerate swinging...

Pedroia won't need thumb surgery, hopes to avoid DL

For nearly a half-hour after Tuesday night's game, second baseman Dustin Pedroia tried to convince Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine, general manager Ben Cherington and the team's doctors and trainers that he can play through the pain in his right thumb. An MRI exam revealed that Pedroia has a tear in the adductor muscle. After reviewing the test results, the Red Sox...

Bobby V: Pedroia back "sooner than expected"

Bobby Valentine joined WEEI's The Big Show this afternoon for his weekly appearance and had a positive outlook on Dustin Pedroia's return. "We just had a meeting before I came here, [GM Ben Cherington] and I and Dustin. He’s on the mend. He heals pretty quickly. He’s a determined guy," said Valentine. "I don't think he's going to have to swing...

Boston Red Sox Continue to be Finger Licking Unlucky

DATELINE: HUMOR! Thumb injuries have gone viral on the Boston Red Sox. Who knew that thumb problems are catchy? Dustin Pedroia could be out as much as a month according to some reports because of his injured thumb. He played for weeks with a problem that blew up with aggravation. If we know Dustin, he will compound the problem and be out two months by trying to come back too early...

Injury updates: Weaver, Beimel and Pedroia

Ray Allen, Dustin Pedroia Not the Only Players Working Through Pain During Season

No, that's not a bullet hole in Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch's knee. Just a flesh wound, as they say. Boesch's nasty bruise, which he says he got stealing a base (successfully) the other day, is a classic example of the part of athletes' lives people don't always see. It's news when Roy Halladay is out for weeks with a serious shoulder injury, but less...

Three-and-a-Half Back

At bottom, the Red Sox were eight games back. Now they are only 3.5 games out of first place.From a five-team Wild Card point of view, they are only two games back (behind Cleveland).Their run differential is +20, second in the AL East. As noted run differential is not a perfect predictor. Nothing is -- but it's a positive sign.The long season is doing what it does and evening...
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