Red Sox awaiting MRI results on Dustin Pedroia's right hand

May 31, 2014 - 12:49 pm
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup on Saturday as he undergoes medical evaluations following a right hand injury incurred during Friday night's eventful contest against the Rays. Pedroia suffered what was initially described by the Sox as a right hand contusion after landing somewhat awkwardly on his right hand after taking a throw at second from catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The second baseman was forced to leave the game. X-rays on his hand were negative, but Pedroia was sent for an MRI on the appendage on Saturday afternoon. It remains to be determined how soon Pedroia will once again be ready to play. "Hopefully this is just day-to-day," said manager John Farrell on Saturday afternoon. "We'll have a better read [on the situation] when he comes back." Entering Saturday, Pedroia had played in 53 of the Red Sox' first 54 games, hitting .275 with a .349 OBP and .383 slugging mark. Jonathan Herrera will get the start at second base in his place.