Dustin Pedroia to Take Batting Practice Thursday After Wrist X-Rays Come Back Negative

by NESN Staff

March 24, 2010

After a brief scare on Tuesday afternoon, Red Sox Nation can be at ease as Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is A-OK, according to the former AL MVP.

Pedroia, who was in Fort Myers while the team traveled to McKechnie Field to take on the Pirates, spoke with the Boston Globe's Amalie Benjamin about his wrist on Wednesday. The second baseman rolled his wrist during a contest against the Twins on Tuesday and had X-rays taken on Wednesday, which came back negative.

"I rolled my wrist. I'll take [batting practice on Thursday], and then play the next day. That's it," he said. "I'm good. There's nothing. It's more spring training. It hurt at the time, and then they just took me out of the game. No big deal.

"It's sore. I mean I landed, I just landed weird. When I tried to get up I couldn't really get up. Then I tried to throw it and I almost killed our dugout. But I'm fine. I'll be all right."

Pedroia stressed that had it been a regular-season game, the gritty two-hole hitter would have likely remained in the lineup.

"All the bones are there. They're all there," he added. "I just iced it today, that's it. It's just sore. No big deal. It's OK. We'll be all right. I'm a quick healer. I don't have that many bones, so I heal quick."

For more on Pedroia and other Red Sox updates throughout the day, check out NESN.com Red Sox reporter Tony Lee's live blog.

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