FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia says he’s fine one day after the 2008 AL MVP landed awkwardly on his left wrist during Boston’s spring training game against the Minnesota Twins.
“I rolled my wrist,” Pedroia said Wednesday. “I’ll take BP tomorrow and then play the next day. That’s it. I’m good. There’s nothing. It’s more spring training (precaution). It hurt at the time and then they just took me out of the game. So, no big deal.”
Pedroia sustained the injury in the first inning, diving to snare a liner by Minnesota’s Denary Span. After getting to his feet, Pedroia launched an errant throw, which careened off the protective fence in front of the Red Sox dugout. He finished the inning but did not come out for the second.
“It’s a little sore (now),” he said. “I just landed weird. And I tried to get up and I couldn’t really get up. And I tried to throw it and I almost killed our dugout. But I’m fine. I’ll be alright.”
Pedroia was not scheduled to play in Wednesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton. He did not take batting practice at City of Palms Park with members of the team who did not travel to Bradenton.
“I wasn’t going to play (today) anyway. I played like six days in a row, so (Red Sox manager Terry Francona) told me I wasn’t playing today anyway. So, did it at the right time. It was good timing.”
He was not expected to receive treatment other than icing the wrist.
“I just iced it today, and that’s it. It’s just sore. No big deal. It’s OK.”