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

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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.

Cubs shut Brandon Morrow down for remainder of 2019

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Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow, on a rehab assignment as he works his way back from elbow and forearm issues, suffered a setback and has been shut down for the remainder of the 2019 season, MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian reports.

Morrow, 35, hasn’t pitched since July 15, 2018. The right-hander inked a two-year, $21 million contract with the Cubs in December 2017 but has been unable to stay healthy. When he did pitch last year, he was excellent, limiting the opposition to five runs on 24 hits and nine walks with 31 strikeouts and 22 saves in 30 2/3 innings.

Morrow is likely done as a Cub. He has a vesting option for 2020 worth $12 million. The details aren’t publicly available but it presumably won’t vest. The Cubs can instead buy him out for $3 million, making him a free agent.