Gresh & Zo: Sean McAdam On Shutting Down Pedroia, Red Sox Likability

May 31, 2012 12:00 AM
Gresh & Zo: Sean McAdam On Shutting Down Pedroia, Red Sox Likability
" CSNNE Red Sox insider Sean McAdam joined Gresh and Zo on Thursday to chat some Boston Red Sox.

It looks like Dustin Pedroia is going to need to be placed on the DL with a thumb injury, so what is the team waiting for?

“I wonder if they’re doing the right thing even waiting. Supposedly they’re trying to get through this weekend. That would be five days playing with a 24-man roster when you are already light because of injuries and some maneuverability,” said McAdam. “Last night, Bobby Valentine ends up keeping Adrian Gonzalez in right field probably longer than he would in ordinary circumstances in part because he is playing a man short off the bench.”

Read: Gonzalez In Right Must End Now

“Remember last season, how slowly (Pedroia) started. Remember he went home, left the Yankees series in New York, went up and got his knee checked in Boston, joined the team the next day – ironically in Toronto – and absolutely took off from there? That suggests he was sort of mentally bothered because he was worrying about his knee and if there was anything impeding him "

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