Sean McAdam of CSN New England heard from a source Sunday that injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is likely to miss between four and six weeks.
Pedroia was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot on Saturday after fouling a ball off the foot during Friday’s game against the Giants. He has already been placed on the disabled list and is currently wearing a protective boot and using crutches.
Pedroia has a meeting Monday with Boston-based foot specialist Dr. George Theodore, who should be able to provide us all with a more definitive recovery timetable. He was batting .292/.370/.502 with 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 24 doubles and eight stolen bases at the time of his injury.
The Red Sox acquired utilityman Eric Patterson from the A’s soon after getting the diagnosis on Pedroia, and Patterson is expected to see a good amount of time at second base for the next month or so.
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong was pulled from Saturday’s game against the Brewers after sustaining a right elbow contusion, according to a team announcement. The full extent of the injury has not been revealed, nor is it clear when Wong might return to the lineup, though he’s presumed to be day-to-day for the time being.
Wong suffered the injury in the third inning. He reached base on a line drive single to right field, his first of the evening, and was accidentally struck on the elbow when Wade Miley made an errant throw to Jesus Aguilar on a pickoff attempt. The 27-year-old second baseman has already seen his season shortened by injuries after sustaining a right thigh contusion and, more recently, dealing with a bout of chronic inflammation in his left knee. He entered Saturday’s contest batting .238/.323/.388 on the year with eight home runs, and a .711 OPS through 330 PA.
Following the incident, Wong was replaced on the field by Greg Garcia at the top of the fourth inning. The Cardinals currently lead the Brewers 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth.