Saturday, March 14, 2009

Uh-Oh. Pedroia Out of WBC

Dustin Pedroia suffered a muscle strain near the rib cage in practice for tonight's WBC game for the USA against Puerto Rico and has returned to Ft. Myers to be examined by Red Sox team physicians. Mark DeRosa will take his place at 2B on the team tonight.

Pedroia seems to think it is pretty minor, but he won't return to the U.S. team, as Brian Roberts will take his place on the roster. Here's more from Extra Bases.


Peter N said...

Jeez, John, I hope this won't turn into one of those lingering ribcage injuries that linger and linger and linger. That would be terrible!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Word is that it's an abdominal strain and a slight one. Pedroia should be fine for the start of the season.