Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia can’t catch a break. He ended up leaving the game on Monday after he collided with Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu.
Read on to see what happened to Boston Red Sox Dustin Pedroia…
Pedroia hit a single ground-ball and was sliding into first when Abreu, who proudly spoke about Luis Robert joining the White Sox, beat him to the base. Instead of sliding onto first Dustin Pedroia went flying head first over Jose Abreu.
He ended up landing on his wrist and spraining it. Dustin was immediately pulled from Monday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field. Pedroia suffered a sprained left wrist on the play and did not return. Josh Rutledge ended up taking over at second base for Dustin
Now, ESPN is reporting that the Boston Red Sox might have lost their heart, just one day after their best pitchers, David Price, proving his elbow is finally healthy again, Pedoria is out.
One inning into the Red Sox’s 5-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox, second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back on the injured list and is on his way back to Boston to undergo an MRI exam and other testing Tuesday morning. His X-rays came up negative, but the team wants to be sure that his wrist is nothing serious.
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski had this to say about Dustin:
“We could have gotten an MRI here and had people read it, but he just knows the [doctors] there so well. He wanted to do that, so we said, ‘Sure, we’ll fly you there and get the MRI done there.'”
Over the years Pedroia has dealt with multiple wrist and hand injuries. He has underwent surgery on his left wrist in September 2014, he had a first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy, a procedure to remove an inflamed part of the tendon. Pedroia finished that season with a .712 OPS, the lowest of his career.
Red Sox manager John Farrell weighed in saying:
“I think any time you’re dealing with a position player’s wrist, a hitter’s wrist, that’s always cause for concern.”
Watch the collision that put Dustin Pedroia on the injured list when he went flying over Jose Abreu on first:
AP Photo/Tony Avelar