"Just when the Red Sox thought they were getting good news on the injury front, they got a scare last night. At least they hope it's only a scare.
Dustin Pedroia, who missed six games earlier this month with a torn muscle in his right thumb, left the 7-5 win over the Miami Marlins after apparently aggravating the injury on a seventh-inning popout.
"It's early for a complete update, of course," Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "He said — this is third-hand — that he was more fearful than he was injured. The ball was an inside pitch that pushed the bat back in his hand the way he didn't want it to. He pushed back. It was about 95 mph. And he thought it might have been a reoccurrence. We'll see how it is (today)."
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