Earlier this evening the Boston Red Sox released medical updates on the injuries suffered by Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz and Victor Martinez while the team was in San Francisco over the weekend.
The good news is that Pedroia and VMart won’t need surgery and Buchholz probably won’t need a DL stint although he won’t make his next scheduled start on Saturday against the Orioles.
The bad news is that Pedroia is likely out for six weeks and although the release doesn’t say it, VMart is likely to land on the DL according to Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe.
But sources told the Globe that the Red Sox will place him on the 15-day disabled list tomorrow.
Gustavo Molina, who was not in the lineup for Triple-A Pawtucket tonight, is expected to be called up.
And here’s the full press release from the Red Sox:
MEDICAL UPDATES: Red Sox right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz, second baseman Dustin Pedroia and catcher Victor Martinez were examined today by the team’s medical staff. Below are updates on each player:
After undergoing an MRI earlier today, Clay Buchholz has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain. He is not scheduled to start this week at Fenway Park, but there are no plans to place him on the disabled list. Buchholz suffered the injury running the bases in the top of the second inning during his start on Saturday in San Francisco.
Dustin Pedroia was examined by Red Sox Medical Director Dr. Thomas Gill who confirmed that he has a non-displaced fracture of the medial navicular bone in his left foot. Pedroia was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday after suffering the injury Friday night in San Francisco when he fouled a ball off his left foot in the top of the third inning. He is not expected to require surgery. The usual timetable for this injury is approximately six weeks to return to play.
Victor Martinez also underwent further examination which revealed a minimally displaced fracture on the tip of his left thumb. He is also not expected to require surgery. Martinez left yesterday’s game in San Francisco after the third inning due to the injury which was sustained after having two foul balls hit off his thumb while he was behind the plate. There will be no roster move today regarding Martinez.