Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Associated Press
BOSTON — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia returned to the lineup Thursday night after a stint on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right thumb.
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia gestures with his bandaged hand as he chats with Cody Ross, right, during the first baseball game of a day-night doubleheader against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Pedroia is on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to July 4) with a right thumb sprain. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Pedroia, who was placed on the DL on July 4, is hitting .266 with six homers and 33 RBIs. He also missed six games after jamming the same thumb on May 28.
Pedroia batted third and was back at second base.
"I'm anxious to see him back on the diamond," Boston manager Bobby Valentine said. "I've seen him running around the dugout the last couple of nights."
To make room for him on the roster, infielder Mauro Gomez was sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket.