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Dustin Pedroia to try thumb brace

Updated: May 30, 2012, 5:01 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia has a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday night, and for the time being, the second baseman has not been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

But while Pedroia remained hopeful that a trip to the DL could be avoided, he acknowledged that if he is unable to hit with a protective device for the thumb, he probably will be out for "three or four weeks."

"Right now we're waiting to see how ...

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