On Monday, the Red Sox received great news on two of its best players. The team learned that Dustin Pedroia and Koji Uehara will avoid a stint on the disabled list and will re-join the Red Sox in Chicago for their series against the White Sox.
Both Pedroia and Uehara were examined on Monday and neither had any structural damage. The two players are both listed day-to-day as Boston opens a three-game series against the White Sox today.
Pedroia was sent back to Boston on Sunday with soreness in his wrist. He has been suffering from the injury since April 4, the day of the Red Sox home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pedroia has gotten off to a slow start this season. In 12 games, he’s hitting .236 with only one RBI.
Pedroia is no stranger to playing with injuries. In 2013, he tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb during the first game of the season, but still managed to play in 160 games.
The Red Sox announced in a release Monday that Pedroia underwent an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital. The MRI revealed inflammation in his left wrist, but no fractures.
Uehara, who hasn’t pitched since April 9, has been dealing with shoulder soreness for the past week. The 39-year-old also underwent an MRI at Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday that revealed no structural damage in his right shoulder.
Uehara has not allowed a run in five one-inning appearances this season. He’s allowed only three hits and has struck out seven.
Prior to the Red Sox game against the New York Yankees on Sunday, Uehara threw off of a flat surface and the team reported no ill effects. Manager John Farrell said that the team would like Uehara to have at least one bullpen session before using him in a game.
The Red Sox also announced Monday that outfielder Shane Victorino, who started the season on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with one of the club’s minor league affiliates later this week.