Nick Punto will get the start at second as the Red Sox host the Tigers at Fenway Park. Pedroia jammed his thumb in the fifth inning of Monday’s 7-4 win while making a diving play in the field.
Manager Bobby Valentine believed Pedroia’s thumb was sprained after the game, but no update has been given as of Tuesday.
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Pedroia was hitting .295 with five homers, 14 doubles and 21 RBIs on the year, in 48 games this season.
Here is the full Red Sox lineup for Tuesday night:
1. Daniel Nava, LF
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MLB Team Report - Boston Red Sox - INSIDE PITCH Diagnosed Tuesday night with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, Dustin Pedroia practiced gripping a bat while wearing a customized brace Wednesday. However, it will be another few days before he ...Read more
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