BOSTON – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss six weeks with his broken left foot.

Pedroia was examined Monday, and doctors confirmed he has a broken bone in his left foot. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, one day after fouling a ball off his foot.

 

ALL-STAR CATCHER Victor Martinez, injured Sunday, has a broken bone in the tip of his left thumb. He isn’t expected to need surgery, but it’s unclear how long he might be sidelined. The Boston Globe reported that Martinez will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today.

 

CLAY BUCHHOLZ has a strained left hamstring but might be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.

He had an MRI on Monday on an injury he sustained while running the bases Saturday in San Francisco.

Buchholz (10-4), tied for the second in the American League with 10 wins and third in ERA at 2.45, is not scheduled to start this week, when the team has two off days.

The Red Sox play only 11 games until July 15, after the All-Star break.

 

THE RED SOX added Eric Patterson, an infielder/outfielder, to the roster and designated left-hander Fabio Castro for assignment.

Patterson was acquired from Oakland on Saturday for minor-league pitcher Fabian Williamson.

Also, pitcher Boof Bonser cleared waivers and has chosen to become a free agent.