Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia to undergo concussion test before return

Sunday August 31st, 2014

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. 

Report: Giants 1B Brandon Belt 10 days away from baseball activities 

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 RaysHe remained face down near the base and was examined by members of the team's medical staff before walking off the field.  

Brock Holt is at second base for Boston's game in Tampa on Sunday afternoon. The Sox, currently fifth in the AL East, travel to New York on Tuesday to kick off a series vs. the Yankees.  

- Marc Weinreich 

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