Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is exhibiting concussion-like symptoms and will have to undergo an MLB mandated concussion test before he is able to return, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe tweeted Sunday.
The good news for Red Sox fans is that there's no immediate decision to place him on the concussion disabled list because of upcoming roster expansions.
The 31-year-old four-time All-Star appeared in pain after sliding and taking a forearm to the head from second baseman Logan Forsythe in Saturday's 7-0 loss to the Rays. He remained face down near the base and was examined by members of the team's medical staff before walking off the field.
Pedroia will stay on roster with rosters expanding. But will have to pass MLB concussion protocol before playing. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 31, 2014
- Marc Weinreich