John Farrell on Dale & Holley: No fracture/ligament issues for Mike Napoli; Dustin Pedroia to lead off

Rob Bradford
April 16, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Appearing on Wednesday's Dale & Holley show, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that Mike Napoli, who injured his left ring finger while sliding head-first into second base Tuesday night, is still day-to-day. Farrell noted Napoli's finger has no fracture or ligament issues and will be day-to-day (sitting out Wednesday night's game) while he waits for the swelling to go down. Farrell also said Dustin Pedroia, who hadn't started since Saturday due to a sore left wrist, will be in the leadoff spot Wednesday night. Pedroia underwent a cortisone shot Monday and re-appeared in the ninth inning Tuesday when pinch-running for Napoli. Koji Uehara was scheduled to throw a bullpen Wednesday, with Farrell saying the closer continues to progress from a sore right shoulder.

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