Pedroia (hand) not in lineup Wednesday


Pedroia (hand) not in lineup Wednesday

Dustin Pedroia left last night's game after getting jammed at the plate, seemingly re-aggravating the thumb injury he suffered earlier this season. As a precautionary measure, Bobby Valentine said that Pedroia will not start against Miami tonight.

Valentine sat down for his weekly interview with WEEI and said he is taking the "cautious route" with his second baseman.

"Dustin came in, said he felt really good," Valentine told WEEI on Thursday. "He was more shocked than worried last night when that ball got in on his hands."

Pedroia shook off the injury when asked about it before Wednesday's game.

"I'm not playing today. I'll be in there tomorrow though. I feel fine." "I'm not playing today," he said. "I'll be in there tomorrow though. I feel fine."

He also said he was available to play tonight if needed.

Pedroia left Tuesday nights game following the seventh inning after hitting a pop-up on an inside pitch. Pedroia suffered a partially torn adductor muscle and missed six games in late May and early June. He has been wearing a guard around his right thumb to absorb some of the pounding his hand takes at the plate.

Nick Punto will start at second base tonight in Pedroia's place.

Here's the Red Sox lineup for Wednesday:

1. Daniel Nava, LF
2. Ryan Kalish, CF
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Cody Ross, RF
6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
7. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
8. Mike Aviles, SS
9. Nick Punto, 2B

SP -- Felix Doubront

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Report: Jones may still go after Goodell

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.

Here's more from Charean Williams of's Pro Football Talk.


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving


Injury won't stop Brady in the kitchen on Thanksgiving

Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.

TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....

Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017

Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!