Make some more room on the plane. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will join RHP Koji Uehara and OF Shane Victorino on a trip to Boston to have his sore left wrist examined. All three players are going to be looked at on Monday, meaning Tuesday will be a big day for the Boston Red Sox 2014 season.
Uehara injured his shoulder during warmups on Friday, while Victorino has been struggling with various issues, most notably his ribs, all season long. While the team can manage losing Uehara and Victorino for some period of time, missing Pedroia could be a big blow to a team that thrives off the second baseman’s energy and on-field execution.
The Red Sox are coming off a frustrating series against the New York Yankees. Manager John Farrell blew a gasket in last night’s game, and I am sure he is a bit frustrated by the injury scenario the team faces. Look for infielder Jeremy Herera to play some games at second, as well as Ryan Roberts.
Pedroia believes he injured the wrist during the Milwaukee series on a play at second base involving outfielder Carlos Gomez. We all know how much Pedey hates missing games, so assuming the wrist injury doesn’t require surgery, expect him to play through the pain if he can handle it. This is certainly a situation that all of Red Sox Nation will have their eye on as Boston takes on the White Sox this week.
The team also reports that third baseman Will Middlebrooks, who has been on the DL for the last week or so, will travel with the team and is expected to be back on the field for the Baltimore series later in the week,