Dustin Pedroia to undergo hand surgery, done for the season

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Dustin Pedroia’s season is over due to a hand/wrist injury and Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports that the Red Sox second baseman will undergo surgery Thursday.

Pedroia has played through the injury for most of the season, appearing in 135 of 145 games, but he’s posted career-lows in batting average (.278), on-base percentage (.337), and slugging percentage (.376). And he’s been particularly unproductive since the All-Star break with a .674 OPS.

As part of a contract extension signed last July the 30-year-old Pedroia is owed $97 million through 2021.

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.