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Wednesday May 30th, 2012

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has a slight tear in the abductor muscle in his right thumb, an MRI revealed on Tuesday, but the team has postponed a decision on whether to put him on the disabled list.

According to Tom Caron of NESN:

https://twitter.com/TomCaron/status/207678278922797057

Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com tweets that Pedroia "will try to hit with it tomorrow; if he can't likely out 3-4 weeks."

Being the gamer that he is, Pedroia obviously wants to play through the injury. But it's hard to imagine that an injury that impacts his ability to grip both a ball and a bat would not sideline him. Corey Dawkins of Baseball Prospectus reminds us that Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis had a similar injury in 2010 that cost him the last two months of the season.

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