Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia back on disabled list after hamstring was 'black and blue'

Ryan Hannable
July 25, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia landed back on the 15-day disabled list prior to Saturday's game after reaggravating his right hamstring injury. Pedroia missed nearly three weeks from the end of June until following the All-Star break before returning last Friday against the Angels. He played in seven games, going 1-for-22, before missing Thursday'€™s game in Houston and Friday'€™s series opener with the Tigers. "There wasn'€™t one [instance]," Pedroia said of a play to reaggravate the injury to reporters. "I played, we had the rain out. So I played a few games and had the day off, you know I came out after the second Houston game and said, '€˜Hey I might need a game off just to get my legs underneath me.' And the next day I came in and it was black and blue. So the training staff was like, 'Hey let'€™s go get a follow up, look at it.' That'€™s what I did this morning. So, that'€™s basically where we'€™re at." Pedroia had an MRI Saturday morning and it was then determined another DL stint would be needed. He said he will get a PRP injection on Monday. He, like manager John Farrell, didn't have a timetable for his return. "I don't know," he said. "I mean, can't put dates on anything because if you do that, then you get in a situation like we're in now. If you say, 'Oh, I'm going to be back first day after the break,' then you play five games and here we are. Whenever I'm healed, I'm going to come back and play. Sometimes you've got to use your brain instead of your heart a little bit, which I'm not used to doing that." The second baseman said there's nothing new from the first time. It is the first time during his entire playing career he has had to deal with a hamstring injury. "It'€™s kinda the same things as before," he said. "It takes a long time for these things to heal. I think we'€™re all trying to take the quickest time possible and come back and give us a boost. Tried that, played for a little bit, got black and blue so we did the smart thing and got it looked at and go from there." As competitive as Pedroia is, it's hard for him to have to miss so much time. "That'€™s why I'€™m upset. I feel a lot better, which is a great sign, so that means it'€™s healing," he said. "It just needs a little more time."