- Gordon Edes, ESPN Staff Writer
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- How concerned was Bobby Valentine when Dustin Pedroia was hit by a pitch above the right wrist by Yankees nonroster pitcher Adam Warren?
"His hand was shaking,'' Valentine said. "I was really worried about it, very worried. I'm glad the X-rays were negative.''
Pedroia was hit by a pitch that ran on him with two outs in the third inning. He was called out on the pitch by first-base umpire Tim Tschida, who said Pedroia went around with his swing. Pedroia came out of the game, replaced by Pedro Ciriaco, and will not make Friday's scheduled trip to Sarasota, where he had been in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles.
Pedroia texted former manager Terry Francona, who was working the game as an analyst with ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball crew, that he was OK.