Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia underwent X-rays at a hospital in Houston after getting hit by a pitch in the seventh inning of Sunday night’s win over the Astros.
Good luck, thought: The scan was negative, and he was cleared to fly with the Red Sox to Kansas City for the Red Sox’ series against the Royals.
Manager John Farrell said after last night’s game that Pedroia began experiencing swelling and tightness around his lat and lost some range of motion, but this would now appear to be a day-to-day situation.
MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.
Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.
The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.