Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia back on 15-day disabled list after reaggravating hamstring

Ryan Hannable
July 25, 2015 - 9:47 am

Dustin Pedroia is back on the 15-day disabled list. After missing just over three weeks with a hamstring injury in early July and playing seven games since returning last Friday, the second baseman was placed back on the DL prior to Saturday's game. "Yesterday, him being down was because of some soreness," manager John Farrell said. "He went through a MRI here this morning. While the injury or the strain to the hamstring doesn't show any enlargement, still he's aggravated by the symptoms and feel like he needs some shutdown period to get back over it." The second baseman went 1-for-22 in those seven games before missing Thursday's game in Houston and Friday's series opener with the Tigers. Farrell said it wasn't a specific play that caused the aggravation. "The play in-game obviously build back up on him to the point of the aggravation," he said. "Can't say there was a singular event that caused what he's feeling. As he was going at it each and every day, the symptoms continued to persist and after the further imaging and further consultation between the medical staff, it was determined the best course of action was putting him on the DL." Pedroia didn't go on a rehab assignment prior to returning, but Farrell said it likely wouldn't have made a difference. "I don't know that a rehab assignment would have changed the course of anything," he said. "He was cleared to play. Pedey wanted to get back on the field, as we all know, when he was first available. Pedey was part of process along the way as well, but more than anything it was determined he wasn't going to risk further injury, not that the injury has intensified, it's still persisting. He needs some down time." There is no timetable for his return. He missed just over three weeks the first time, but Farrell didn't know if it would be more or less this time. Saturday's starter Steven Wright will take Pedroia's spot on the 25-man roster, as he was never officially added to the roster as he was the 26th player in Monday's doubleheader. Farrell said the team will likely need to add an infielder in the coming days -- presumably Deven Marrero. "Yes, we will," Farrell said. "We're trying to get through a heavily overworked bullpen to get to that point, so we'd like to readjust in the coming days."