Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss at least two weeks with a sprained left wrist, but an MRI Tuesday revealed no more serious damage, according to the Boston Globe.
That’s a sprain. There’s no fractures, no structural damage, ligament or otherwise. He’s got some soreness, he’s got some swelling, so whether or not this is a three- or four-day thing or a 10-day thing, we’ll have a better read on that once [Pedroia] returns to Chicago, Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB Network Radio (via the Boston Herald).
The Red Sox put Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list before Tuesday’s game in Chicago against the White Sox. Pablo Sandoval was activated from the DL to take the roster spot.
Pedroia suffered the injury in a collision Monday with White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu. Pedroia tumbled over Abreu trying to leg out an infield hit in the first inning.
To start with, I’m only looking at players who have missed (or will miss) at least 20 games. I’m not including guys who are on teams that have successfully survived potentially damaging DL stints, like when Gary Sanchez missed 27 games for the Yankees, or how the Dodgers have stayed in the NL West race without Rich Hill or Justin Turner.
3B Mike Moustakas
Age: 28. Status: Free agent after 2017
Need to know: Moustakas has had an uneven career in the bigs, to say the least. Kansas City fans will always love him for the dramatic home runs he hit during the run through the 2014 playoffs, and he was outstanding in 2015 (22 homers, .817 OPS, 4.4 rWAR). But his combined rWAR for 2013-14 was 0.3, and he spent almost all of 2016 on the disabled list.