Dustin Pedroia

Injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia: 'I'll be back as fast as I can'

John Tomase
June 25, 2015 - 8:11 am
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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was placed on the disabled list before Thursday afternoon's game with the Orioles with a right hamstring strain, and he vowed a speedy recovery. "You guys know me," Pedroia said. "I'll be back as fast as I can." Red Sox manager John Farrell said before the game that Pedroia would need at least two weeks, and maybe more, to recover. Pedroia described the circumstances that led to the injury as he rounded the bag on Wednesday after ripping a go-ahead single to left-center in a 5-1 victory over the O's. "I kind of just skidded, it slipped out before I got to the bag and I tried to recover," Pedroia said. "You deal with it the best you can. It's unfortunate. It's something you can't dwell on. It happens. It's part of the game, I guess. "I've never pulled a muscle before. It's just weird. Right before I hit the bag, my foot kind of slipped out and I hit the bag with my left foot, so I tried to just recover and stop, so I slipped basically. It's a thing you can't prevent, man. That'€™s the part that frustrates me mentally. You work hard in the weight room and in the offseason trying to do things to prevent injury, and little things happen. It's tough. We'll get through it. Guys will come together and hold it down until I get back, and then we'll go." Pedroia is in the midst of a resurgent season, batting .306 with an .819 OPS and nine homers, two more than he managed all of last season.  

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