Will Pedroia’s Injury Force The Sox To Make A Move?

The Red Sox were dealt a huge blow today when they learned that 2008 AL MVP Dustin Pedroia will require a stint on the disabled list after fouling a ball off his right instep last night. Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe tweets that Pedroia could be out as many as six weeks with a fracture, and manager Terry Francona indicated that Bill Hall will take over second base duties for the time being, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham.

Prospects Jose Iglesias and Jed Lowrie are both on the disabled list, so there's no immediate help coming from within. The three injuries have made the Red Sox thin in the middle infield as Alex Speier of WEEI.com explained, so Pedroia's injury could be the one that presses GM Theo Epstein into action. 

The team reportedly had interest in Adam Everett, who could certainly provide temporary relief, though he's hardly going to strike fear into opposing pitchers. Other names that could be in play are the same ones we discussed when the Rockies lost Troy Tulowitzki, and include Cesar Izturis, Ryan Theriot, Kelly Johnson, and Dan Uggla. Some would obviously cost more than others, and each would fit differently into the big picture. 

Boston is currently three games back in the AL East, and losing their .292/.370/.502 middle infielder isn't going to make the uphill climb any easier. The Red Sox have already inquired about available outfielders, and their shopping list may have gotten just a little bit longer.


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  1. fitz 5 years ago

    sox sure have had lots of injuries this year…

    • ArmchairGM 5 years ago

      Off the top of my head, I count 12.

      Ellsbury – out indefinitely – fractured ribs
      Hermida – out indefinitely – fractured ribs
      Pedroia – out indefinitely – fractured foot
      Beckett – out indefinitely – back
      Drew – day-to-day – back
      Matsuzaka – Currently active – missed 2 months with all sorts of problems
      Lowell – 15 Day DL – hip
      Martinez – day-to-day – foot
      Youkilis – day-to-day – elbow
      Tazawa – Out for season – Tommy John surgery
      Lowrie – Out indefinitely – Mono
      Cameron – Out for 2 months, day-to-day – Abdominal tear

      It’s amazing they’re only 3 games out. Makes you wonder how they’d be doing if they actually were healthy.

      • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

        NOT GOOD ENOUGH CUZ THEY DONT HAS JASON BAY DUH

      • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

        NOT GOOD ENOUGH CUZ THEY DONT HAS JASON BAY DUH

    • fitz 5 years ago

      now add Clay to that list…..

      pitchers who get hurt running the bases are just sad

      • omg not clay too!! i just saw that

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        Yeah well now you know how us yankee fans felt when we lost Wang when he was running the bases in houston , he was a 2 time 19 games winner and now he might not be pitch at that level agian, And that year is also the year the yankees got hit by injuries pretty good and it was the first time we didnt make the playoffs . We lost posada,Jeter,Rivera,Wang,Hughes,A-Rod,not that he matters but Wilson Betmit,Xavier Nady, Damaso Marte,Godzilla and then Damon,

        All those guys play pretty large rolls on that team.
        Posad

    • fitz 5 years ago

      now add Clay to that list…..

      pitchers who get hurt running the bases are just sad

  2. jwredsox 5 years ago

    dang no jed lowrie.

  3. 04Forever 5 years ago

    probably Theriot

  4. redsox4120 5 years ago

    Any of those would be helpful additions, I’d really like Theriot or Uggla.

    • tuff_gong 5 years ago

      didn’t mean to like it, just meant to reply…what would be a conceivable return for Theriot to the Red Sox?

      • redsox4120 5 years ago

        Depending on the needs of the Cubs, you could do Theriot for Bowden and a b level prospect

        • tuff_gong 5 years ago

          I’d have to think that Hendry would jump on that opportunity

        • tuff_gong 5 years ago

          I’d have to think that Hendry would jump on that opportunity

    • tuff_gong 5 years ago

      didn’t mean to like it, just meant to reply…what would be a conceivable return for Theriot to the Red Sox?

  5. soxfan0928 5 years ago

    I’d say Uggla is the biggest fit, as long as he’s available and Theo is willing to part ways with some players for him. He is also available to play OF, which would help out a whole lot when Ells get’s back. I also wonder if Theo would make a big move for Corey Hart to play LF when Ells gets back to play CF, and Drew in RF and just sit Cam, he’s been more of a disappointment than any of the new pick ups.

    • Jason 5 years ago

      Dan Uggla and his career 0 games in OF?

      • soxfan0928 5 years ago

        link to nesn.com

        I guess that’s not a story about the Sox looking to replace Bay in LF. Guess that’s not exactly what that is. Good try though dude. Try to do some research before you talk trash. Idiot.

      • soxfan0928 5 years ago

        link to nesn.com

        I guess that’s not a story about the Sox looking to replace Bay in LF. Guess that’s not exactly what that is. Good try though dude. Try to do some research before you talk trash. Idiot.

      • soxfan0928 5 years ago

        Oh in that article – it says he played 20 games in the OF in AA ball. There goes your career 0 games theory. Like I said, do your research before you talk trash.

        • Jason 5 years ago

          Ah yes, I forgot that 20 games in AA ball means someone is an option to play that position in the major leagues. Silly me.

          /sarcasm

          • soxfan0928 5 years ago

            Hmm. Well it seems like Theo thought he could play LF, so i guess it’s not such an outrageous idea is it??

          • Jason 5 years ago

            Just because a GM thinks something could happen does not make it a good idea.

          • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

            It sure makes it a lot less of an outrageous one, though. Not that I like it.

          • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

            It sure makes it a lot less of an outrageous one, though. Not that I like it.

          • Jason 5 years ago

            Just because a GM thinks something could happen does not make it a good idea.

          • Jason 5 years ago

            6 years ago.

        • Jason 5 years ago

          Ah yes, I forgot that 20 games in AA ball means someone is an option to play that position in the major leagues. Silly me.

          /sarcasm

      • soxfan0928 5 years ago

        Oh in that article – it says he played 20 games in the OF in AA ball. There goes your career 0 games theory. Like I said, do your research before you talk trash.

    • Jason 5 years ago

      Dan Uggla and his career 0 games in OF?

  6. soxfan0928 5 years ago

    I’d say Uggla is the biggest fit, as long as he’s available and Theo is willing to part ways with some players for him. He is also available to play OF, which would help out a whole lot when Ells get’s back. I also wonder if Theo would make a big move for Corey Hart to play LF when Ells gets back to play CF, and Drew in RF and just sit Cam, he’s been more of a disappointment than any of the new pick ups.

  7. elmedius 5 years ago

    lowrie’s case of mono must be INSANE! there arent any updates on him since may 24th.. but one would have to assume that since he’s been out since spring training he’d have to at least make the effort to get back for a second legitimate shot at being an everyday player for the sox. (fatigue or not)

    im also thinking a deal with pittsburgh could be possible? iwamura is unwanted and has done well in the AL east before… eh its a thought.

    • elmedius 5 years ago

      hat tip to larry who barely beat me on the iwamura thought.

    • elmedius 5 years ago

      hat tip to larry who barely beat me on the iwamura thought.

  8. elmedius 5 years ago

    lowrie’s case of mono must be INSANE! there arent any updates on him since may 24th.. but one would have to assume that since he’s been out since spring training he’d have to at least make the effort to get back for a second legitimate shot at being an everyday player for the sox. (fatigue or not)

    im also thinking a deal with pittsburgh could be possible? iwamura is unwanted and has done well in the AL east before… eh its a thought.

  9. icedrake523 5 years ago

    They can have Luis Castillo for free.

  10. icedrake523 5 years ago

    They can have Luis Castillo for free.

  11. aap212 5 years ago

    Check out Kelly Johnson’s road numbers. Ouch. I’d rather roll the dice with Hall than trade for most of those choices.

    • other than uggla…id have to agree

      • Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

        I agree. Uggla is the only true viable option on that list. But you know the Fish would want the world for him. They’d be asking for Casey Kelly, Lars Anderson and Daniel Nava in return. It just seems far too much for basically a 6-week rental.

      • aap212 5 years ago

        Uggla would cost them a fair amount, and they have nowhere to put him once Pedroia’s back. No chance.

    • other than uggla…id have to agree

  12. aap212 5 years ago

    Check out Kelly Johnson’s road numbers. Ouch. I’d rather roll the dice with Hall than trade for most of those choices.

  13. MTwain 5 years ago

    Josh Wilson or Jose Lopez would come cheap.

  14. MTwain 5 years ago

    Josh Wilson or Jose Lopez would come cheap.

  15. HomeRunKing 5 years ago

    PL78, I hope you never control a team even if it’s Little League. Yes it would make sense if they were 10+ GB heading towards the middle of July, but really they’re dealing with injuries. As ArmchairGM mentioned above, there have been a ton of injuries. Imagine if the Red Sox had been healthy for the most part (of course avoiding all injuries is impossible). Realistically, if they can stay within 5 games of the wild card by the end of August and have all of their big name players back (Beckett, Ellsbury, Pedroia) then they can make a real run for the postseason. You don’t dump a team that would be leading most other divisions right now. Think a little before you type next time.

  16. HomeRunKing 5 years ago

    PL78, I hope you never control a team even if it’s Little League. Yes it would make sense if they were 10+ GB heading towards the middle of July, but really they’re dealing with injuries. As ArmchairGM mentioned above, there have been a ton of injuries. Imagine if the Red Sox had been healthy for the most part (of course avoiding all injuries is impossible). Realistically, if they can stay within 5 games of the wild card by the end of August and have all of their big name players back (Beckett, Ellsbury, Pedroia) then they can make a real run for the postseason. You don’t dump a team that would be leading most other divisions right now. Think a little before you type next time.

  17. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Theo Epstein is should start doing commercials for Aleve.

  18. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Theo Epstein is should start doing commercials for Aleve.

  19. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Seriously this has a pretty solid chance of being the final blow for the Sox this season. If Buchholz sees DL time, I’d put money on it.

  20. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Seriously this has a pretty solid chance of being the final blow for the Sox this season. If Buchholz sees DL time, I’d put money on it.

  21. Steve_in_MA 5 years ago

    Right now, it seems our AAA team can compete with the Yanks and Rays, because a third of our squad is AAA call-ups, and we are TWO (2) games back of 1st place. I think its those who have furthest to fall that need to worry. If we stay hot, beware when the PawSox come to your town and kick your major league asses.

    • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

      Would’ve agreed before Pedroia and Buchholz

  22. Torquemonster 5 years ago

    How about Theriot and Nady to the Red Sox for Anthony Rizzo and PTBNL?

  23. how about Kelly Johnson,Edwin Jackson,and Stephen drew for Daniel nava Michael bowden, and Jed lowrie

  24. fitz 5 years ago

    Are you kidding me?

  25. fitz 5 years ago

    Are you kidding me?

  26. the rays got no hit twice this year…i think they should move the franchise

  27. the rays got no hit twice this year…i think they should move the franchise

  28. VoteForPrado 5 years ago

    That’s what I was thinking. Hold on to the centerpieces, and get some prospects for the guys don’t fit in next year. Hope for better luck next year, as there’s a slim chance that they can pass the Rays and Yankees with their injury problems. If they could get healthy, that’s a different story.

  29. VoteForPrado 5 years ago

    That’s what I was thinking. Hold on to the centerpieces, and get some prospects for the guys don’t fit in next year. Hope for better luck next year, as there’s a slim chance that they can pass the Rays and Yankees with their injury problems. If they could get healthy, that’s a different story.

  30. BentoBox 5 years ago

    Fans would riot and really, who would they exactly trade ?

  31. fitz 5 years ago

    Try to think with a brain. The Red Sox are only 3 games out at the end of June with a slew of injuries. With their record they would be in first place in every division of baseball besides the AL West. The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 the Sox 7-3 they’re not exactly out of the race yet…Rays aren’t exactly playing great baseball outside of when Price starts.

  32. fitz 5 years ago

    Try to think with a brain. The Red Sox are only 3 games out at the end of June with a slew of injuries. With their record they would be in first place in every division of baseball besides the AL West. The Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 the Sox 7-3 they’re not exactly out of the race yet…Rays aren’t exactly playing great baseball outside of when Price starts.

  33. HomeRunKing 5 years ago

    Then what’s your opinion on the Rays? Trade away all of their players as well? They’re in essentially the same position as the Red Sox as far as standings are concerned.

  34. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Watched Aki in maybe 1/2 dozen games for the Bucco’s this year and the guy looked like a statue. Not sure if it is that brace he is still wearing on his knee, the lingering injury from last season, or combination of the 2, but the guy had very little range at 2B when i saw him, nowhere near what he displayed in tampa the 3 years previously, but agree would like to see him in Boston and playing 2B over Billy Hall, or the cast of rejects Boston has at Pawtucket any day.

  35. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Watched Aki in maybe 1/2 dozen games for the Bucco’s this year and the guy looked like a statue. Not sure if it is that brace he is still wearing on his knee, the lingering injury from last season, or combination of the 2, but the guy had very little range at 2B when i saw him, nowhere near what he displayed in tampa the 3 years previously, but agree would like to see him in Boston and playing 2B over Billy Hall, or the cast of rejects Boston has at Pawtucket any day.

  36. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Tampa will anyway in the middle of a playoff run, look no further than last season and moving Scott Kazmir to Anaheim just before Boston rolled into town, then Tampa went into a skid they never came out of during the rest of the season.

    Hard to get to the playoffs or stay competitive when a team pays more attention to the bottom line being frugal like the Rays have this nasty habit of folding camp and doing. Look for them to maybe do it again this coming late July-August if the situation is the same, or wouldn’t surprise me.

    it’s one thing when your team has been beaten and difficult to make the playoffs, but quite another to be trading your #3 starter in August (29th) around 3 games out of the WC hunt with the team ahead of you rolling into town. I can’t recall any other team doing that and getting back nothing but prospects.

  37. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Tampa will anyway in the middle of a playoff run, look no further than last season and moving Scott Kazmir to Anaheim just before Boston rolled into town, then Tampa went into a skid they never came out of during the rest of the season.

    Hard to get to the playoffs or stay competitive when a team pays more attention to the bottom line being frugal like the Rays have this nasty habit of folding camp and doing. Look for them to maybe do it again this coming late July-August if the situation is the same, or wouldn’t surprise me.

    it’s one thing when your team has been beaten and difficult to make the playoffs, but quite another to be trading your #3 starter in August (29th) around 3 games out of the WC hunt with the team ahead of you rolling into town. I can’t recall any other team doing that and getting back nothing but prospects.

  38. HomeRunKing 5 years ago

    Um, did you look at Kazmir’s stats from the last couple of seasons with Tampa?! With the pitching depth that Tampa had last year (and still does today) they certainly didn’t need to deal with a guy who was getting statistically worse over the last few seasons. ERA was climbing, while his SO/BB ratio and innings were decreasing. That was not a “jump ship” type of move in any way. Just because Tampa’s fans dropped out of the race by…well I don’t think they were ever really into it since the 2008 postseason, but my point is that management never gave up. They got rid of Kazmir and Iwamura because they were not helping the club, and they had guys in the system to more than easily fill their shoes (Jeff Niemann and Sean Rodriguez, respectively).

    This season they might trade away key guys if they’re out of it in July. Crawford and Pena might be gone, but if they’re both traded away, you cannot compare that to them trading away Kazmir in the middle of last season.

  39. HomeRunKing 5 years ago

    Um, did you look at Kazmir’s stats from the last couple of seasons with Tampa?! With the pitching depth that Tampa had last year (and still does today) they certainly didn’t need to deal with a guy who was getting statistically worse over the last few seasons. ERA was climbing, while his SO/BB ratio and innings were decreasing. That was not a “jump ship” type of move in any way. Just because Tampa’s fans dropped out of the race by…well I don’t think they were ever really into it since the 2008 postseason, but my point is that management never gave up. They got rid of Kazmir and Iwamura because they were not helping the club, and they had guys in the system to more than easily fill their shoes (Jeff Niemann and Sean Rodriguez, respectively).

    This season they might trade away key guys if they’re out of it in July. Crawford and Pena might be gone, but if they’re both traded away, you cannot compare that to them trading away Kazmir in the middle of last season.

  40. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Yes his stats were getting worse, but he was STILL a key part of the rotation at that point and when he was moved, tampa fell out of the race. That cannot be denied. The rays were in the hunt when a key part of the rotation was with them and fell by the wayside when he was moved. i live in the tampa area and recall exactly how this move was perceived.. just as how most fans looked at it.. Giving up on the season…

  41. johnsilver 5 years ago

    Yes his stats were getting worse, but he was STILL a key part of the rotation at that point and when he was moved, tampa fell out of the race. That cannot be denied. The rays were in the hunt when a key part of the rotation was with them and fell by the wayside when he was moved. i live in the tampa area and recall exactly how this move was perceived.. just as how most fans looked at it.. Giving up on the season…

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