Dustin Pedroia to have wrist checked

Updated: April 14, 2014, 1:41 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- The scenario is similar to what happened to Dustin Pedroia on his first trip to New York last season.

The day after injuring his left thumb sliding headfirst into first base in the team's first game of the 2013 season, Pedroia secretly returned to Boston to have his thumb checked. The injury was diagnosed as a torn ulnar collateral ligament, and doctors gave Pedroia two options: He could try to play through the pain as tolerated or shut down for eight weeks to allow the thumb ...

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