Pedroia Returns, Still Adjusting To Brace On Thumb

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
Pedroia Returns, Still Adjusting To Brace On Thumb
" BOSTON (CBS) – Dustin Pedroia was back for the Red Sox Tuesday night in their 8-6, 10 inning loss to the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway.

After missing six games with a partially torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, Pedroia was back at second and batting second for Boston. He went 0-for-3 at the plate but chipped in with a walk and a sacrifice fly.

Overall, Pedroia said he felt good, until Jarrod Saltalamacchia tied the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer into the green monster seats.

“The thumb was great, the only problem I had was when Salty hit the home run David (Ortiz) elbowed me in the face. I think he knocked me out,” he said after the loss. “That hurt man.”

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