Boston Red Sox

Dustin Perdroia Likely To Miss Some Time

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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Perdroia is experiencing concussion like symptoms after talk a forearm to the head on a play in last nights game with the Tampa Bay Rays.

With the bases loaded and no out in the second, Rays catcher Ryan Hanigan hit a sacrifice fly ball to deep center field, where it was caught by outfielder Mookie Betts. Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe, who was on first base, tagged up and went into second base with a head-first slide. Forsythe reached for the bag with his left hand, but his right forearm came up and struck Pedroia in the head.

Boston manager John Farrell said Pedroia was not sure when his All_Star second baseman would return
“He’s got some symptoms that are consistent with a concussion,” Farrell said. “The dizziness was evident when he was on the field, and it was clear he was coming out of the game immediately.”

“Given where we are with rosters expanding, we don’t necessarily know that this will be a seven-day DL. We’ve got to be sure that every symptom is cleared. This will be a day-to-day situation.”

The Red Sox lost the game 7-0 after a brilliant performance by Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi.

The two teams will resume their series this afternoon at Tropicana Field. Brock Holt will be in the lineup playing second base Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Betts was batting in Pedroia’s No. 2 spot in the order.

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