Pedroia gets good news on wrist

Updated: March 25, 2010, 1:31 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona relayed some good news on second baseman Dustin Pedroia Wednesday, saying X-rays on his sprained left wrist were negative.

"I rolled my wrist," Pedroia said. "I'll take BP tomorrow and then play the next day. That's it. I'm good. There's nothing. It's more spring training [precaution]. It hurt at the time and then they just took me out of the game. So, no big deal."

Francona said the Red Sox were not worried about the injury and that Pedroia was even lobbying to play Thursday.

Pedroia left Tuesday night's game against the Minnesota Twins after just one inning with what the Red Sox called a mild sprain of the left wrist.

The injury occurred when Pedroia made a diving stop of a smash hit by Denard Span, the Twins' first hitter of the night. Pedroia scrambled to his feet but threw wildly to first and was charged with an error.

He finished the inning, but when the Red Sox took the field in the second, Angel Sanchez was in the game.

"It's a little sore [now]," Pedroia said. "I just landed weird. And I tried to get up and I couldn't really get up. And I tried to throw it and I almost killed our dugout. But I'm fine. I'll be all right."

Francona said even before Pedroia hurt the wrist that he had not been scheduled to travel with the team for Wednesday's game against the Pirates.

Pedroia was not expected to receive treatment other than icing the wrist.

"I just iced it today, and that's it," he said. "It's just sore. No big deal. It's OK."

Information from ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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