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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia exits with foot discomfort

By on 8/16/2014 10:30:00 AM

Robinson Cano wasn't the only second baseman to make an early exit as a result of a foul ball to the foot on Friday night, as Dustin Pedroia did the same thing in Friday's loss to the Houston Astros. Ian Browne of reports that Pedroia fouled a ball off his right foot in the third inning but remained in the game for another five frames before Kelly Johnson replaced him in the ninth.

Manager John Farrell told Browne that Pedroia was 'a little sore' and classified the second baseman as day-to-day, at least until the team can see how he is doing on Saturday. Pedroia has started 116 of 121 games at second this season and will no doubt be making every effort to get back in the lineup for Saturday.

The 2008 MVP has seen his production decline in recent years, no doubt in part due to his determination to play through injuries. Last season, he appeared in 160 games despite playing the entire year with a torn ligament in his left thumb. After nine home runs in those 160 games, his power does not seem to have returned this year, with just five home runs and a career-low .379 slugging percentage.

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