Wednesday June 20th, 2012

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins in the seventh inning after getting jammed by a 95 mph fastball and fouling out to first base. According to Alex Speier of, Pedroia was seen shaking his right hand on the way back to the Red Sox dugout.

After the game, manager Bobby Valentine said that he had heard third-hand that Pedroia "was more fearful than he was injured," but that the team would still "take all precautionary measures." Pedroia, of course, recently missed a week because of a slightly torn adductor muscle in his right thumb. He has played in 13 straight games since returning from the injury, but has struggled with the bat, hitting just .170 with a .463 OPS in that span.

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