According to a major league source, the diagnosis of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia with a hyperextended right thumb was confirmed by a pair of second opinions. Pedroia, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against the Yankees, has seen both Dr. Thomas Graham in Cleveland and Dr. Donald Sheridan in Arizona, with both doctors concurring that he endured a hyperextension to the volar plate of his thumb while diving for a ball.
Pedroia said on Friday that he expected to be back in "a few weeks" after wearing an immobilizing cast on his right thumb. The second baseman, who earlier in the year was dealing with a torn adductor muscle in his right thumb, is hitting .266/.326/.400/.726 this year in what has been an injury-marred season to date.
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