Good news on Pedroia: X-rays negative

March, 24, 2010
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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona relayed some good news on second baseman Dustin Pedroia this morning, saying X-rays on his sprained left wrist were negative.

He said the Red Sox were not worried about the injury and that Pedroia was even lobbying to play again Thursday. It's more likely that he will play Friday.

Pedroia left Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Twins with what the Red Sox called a mild sprain of the left wrist.

The injury occurred when Pedroia made a diving stop of a smash hit by Denard Span, the Twins' first hitter of the night. Pedroia scrambled to his feet but threw wildly to first and was charged with an error. He finished the inning, but when the Red Sox took the field in the second, Sanchez was in the game.

Francona said even before Pedroia hurt the wrist he had not been scheduled to travel with the team for Wednesday’s game against the Pirates.

Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz said Tuesday night he noticed Pedroia "wincing a little bit" in the dugout after the inning. "Asked him if he was all right,'' Buchholz said, "and he said he would be OK.''

Gordon Edes

Red Sox reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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