Dustin Pedroia has a torn thumb muscle, could miss 3-4 weeks

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Dustin Pedroia sat for last night’s Red Sox-Tigers game due to a thumb injury. After the game, we learned what the injury actually was:

Because that’s exactly what the Red Sox need: more players on the disabled list.

UPDATE: Here’s the latest on Pedroia from Sean McAdam at CSNNE.com

Report: Glen Perkins will retire from baseball

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According to MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger, Twins GM Thad Levine told 1390 Granite City Sports that reliever Glen Perkins will retire.

Perkins, 34, has battled shoulder injuries over the last two years, limiting him to a total of 7 2/3 innings between 2016-17. His decision doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the circumstances. The Twins declined his $6.5 million club option back in October, making him a free agent.

Across parts of 12 seasons, all with the Twins, Perkins compiled a 3.88 ERA with 120 saves and a 504/158 K/BB ratio in 624 1/3 innings. He ranked among baseball’s best closers from 2013-15, racking up 102 of those saves with a 3.08 ERA. The lefty made the American League All-Star team in each of those three seasons.