Dustin Pedroia’s start to the second was far from ideal.
In the first six games after the Major League Baseball All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox second baseman went 1-for-22 at the plate and reaggravated his hamstring injury.
“We had the rainout so I played a few games and had a day off,” Pedroia said on “Red Sox Final” after Saturday’s loss. “I came in after the second Houston game and I’m like, ‘Hey I might need a day off just to get my legs underneath me.’ Then the next day I came in and it was black and blue. The training staff was like, ‘Hey let’s go get a follow-up and look at it.'”
That follow-up took place Saturday morning, which led to Pedroia getting the same platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection Clay Buchholz received Wednesday.
“So that’s basically where we’re at,” Pedroia continued. “Going forward, I think Monday I’m going to get a PRP (injection), and we have to make sure — let it heal and calm down so this isn’t a problem going forward.”
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