SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 25: Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox looks on after being struck by a foul ball against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning during an MLB game at AT&T Park on June 25, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Pedroia left the game later in the inning. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Dustin Pedroia Placed On 15-Day Disabled List With Thumb Sprain

Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb injury. Infielder Pedro Ciriaco has been called up from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Dustin Pedroia Injury Update: Boston Red Sox 2B On 15-Day DL With Sprained Thumb

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, according to manager Bobby Valentine (via ESPN Boston). Valentine added that this injury, which Pedroia sustained on Tuesday, is not the same as the partially torn adductor muscle in his right thumb.

"This is not related to the other injury but it's a disabling situation, so he's going to take the 15 days -- and four of those days thankfully are All-Star break days -- to try to get better and come back to us healthy and ready to go."

Pedroia has only hit .210 since sustaining the first thumb injury in late May.

Relief pitcher Rich Hill has been moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the roster for infielder call-up Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Pawtucket.

For more Boston Red Sox coverage, visit our team page and blog, Over The Monster.

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Dustin Pedroia Likely Headed To Disabled List With Thumb Injury

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a with an injury to his right thumb, according to a league source. The injury is reportedly in a different spot than the torn adductor muscle that kept Pedroia out for six games in June.

Pedroia was held out against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday with what he called an injury to the backside of his thumb. He underwent tests Thursday, and the results apparently indicated that a trip to the DL would be necessary.

The Red Sox will likely make things official Friday before their tilt with the New York Yankees, at which time they will announce a corresponding roster move.

Pedroia has struggled since coming from his initial injury, hitting .210 with a .587 OPS.

For more on Pedroia and the Red Sox, head over to Over The Monster and stay tuned to SB Nation Boston.

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