Dustin Pedroia “probably inactive” for the rest of the season, may need surgery


During a radio interview this morning Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that second baseman Dustin Pedroia will likely be shut down for the remainder of the season due to a wrist injury.

“Probably inactive” is the exact wording Farrell used, according to Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com.

Pedroia has played through wrist pain for much of the year, but it’s led to career-worst production–including a measly .674 OPS in the second half–and the injury may require offseason surgery to fix. The last-place Red Sox have 17 games remaining.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.