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As I write this, I can hear the collective groan of Red Sox Nation. Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is going back on the 15-day disabled list with the same foot injury that sidelined him for all of July. Pedroia has played in only two games since his return, going just 1 for 7.
Pedroia was held out of the lineup in Boston’s 7-2 loss to the Angels on Thursday night, and now we have a clear indication as to why.
“I’m going back on the DL, I’m not feeling very good. I played those last two games, and tried to do it, then yesterday I couldn’t do much and today’s a lot worse, so they’re backing me off and not letting me do anything.” – Dustin Pedroia
As a result, the Sox have called up infielder Yamaico Navarro to fill the roster spot. Navarro was hitting .283 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in 16 games with Pawtucket before his call up.
It seems like Pedroia was rushed back to action too soon and now it has jeopardized his availability for the remainder of the season. We have to consider the possibility that we may not see Pedroia until 2011.