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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fitz
5 years 2 months ago

sox sure have had lots of injuries this year…

ArmchairGM
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

NOT GOOD ENOUGH CUZ THEY DONT HAS JASON BAY DUH

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

NOT GOOD ENOUGH CUZ THEY DONT HAS JASON BAY DUH

fitz
5 years 2 months ago

now add Clay to that list…..

pitchers who get hurt running the bases are just sad

5 years 2 months ago

omg not clay too!! i just saw that

redsandyanksfan
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

now add Clay to that list…..

pitchers who get hurt running the bases are just sad

jwredsox
5 years 2 months ago

dang no jed lowrie.

04Forever
5 years 2 months ago

probably Theriot

redsox4120
5 years 2 months ago

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

tuff_gong
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

tuff_gong
5 years 2 months ago

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

tuff_gong
5 years 2 months ago

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

tuff_gong
5 years 2 months ago

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

soxfan0928
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

Dan Uggla and his career 0 games in OF?

soxfan0928
5 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

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

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

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

Jason
5 years 2 months ago

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

Jason
5 years 2 months ago

6 years ago.

Jason
5 years 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

Dan Uggla and his career 0 games in OF?

soxfan0928
5 years 2 months 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.

elmedius
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

elmedius
5 years 2 months ago

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

elmedius
5 years 2 months 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.

icedrake523
5 years 2 months ago

They can have Luis Castillo for free.

icedrake523
5 years 2 months ago

They can have Luis Castillo for free.

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

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

5 years 2 months ago

other than uggla…id have to agree

Steve_in_MA
5 years 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

5 years 2 months ago

other than uggla…id have to agree

aap212
5 years 2 months ago

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

MTwain
5 years 2 months ago

Josh Wilson or Jose Lopez would come cheap.

MTwain
5 years 2 months ago

Josh Wilson or Jose Lopez would come cheap.

HomeRunKing
5 years 2 months 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.

HomeRunKing
5 years 2 months 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.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Theo Epstein is should start doing commercials for Aleve.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months ago

Theo Epstein is should start doing commercials for Aleve.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months 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.

ReverendBlack
5 years 2 months 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.