Sportscenter is showing now that Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the disabled list because of a hamstring injury, because that’s exactly what the Red Sox need right now. The guy who’s been hitting .306/.357/.452 and already has 2.3 WAR per Fangraphs through less than 3 months and (HOT TAKE alert) looks to be one of the few guys on the team who gives a shit every single inning is now out for at least 2 weeks.
The only silver lining here is that Brock Holt gets into the lineup every day. Deven Marrero will also get called up and will get his first big league action due to the injury, probably as a utility player who should be able to suit up at second, third, and short.
In other news, Joe Kelly was optioned down to Pawtucket, and Jonathan Aro and Jackie Bradley Jr. were called up, so the Sox are making serious moves today.
But the biggest move is putting Dustin Pedroia on the sidelines for 15 days. That’s gonna be a loss, but you already knew that. Hopefully Ortiz’s mini resurgence continues.