The Red Sox second baseman revealed to reporters before the team's game on Wednesday that he's still dealing with pain in his thumb, and that he may have re-injured it diving for a ball in Tuesday's 3-2 loss.
"After the game [Tuesday] I was sore and then [Wednesday] I'm pretty sore," Pedroia said. "It's not in the area where I first got hurt. I think when I dove for that ball in right field, I don't know what happened."
Pedroia noted that this version of the injury affected the back side of his thumb — which is not where he was previously having an issue — and expressed some disappointment in his lack of answers surrounding the timetable for a recovery.
"It's pretty frustrating," Pedroia continued, noting that he was told not to swing a bat while sitting out. "I have a high pain tolerance, but I don't know."
With Will Middlebrooks dealing with a hamstring injury, the Red Sox infield can ill afford any additional injuries. Nick Punto is playing second on Wednesday, with rookie Mauro Gomez starting at third in Middlebrooks' place.