Boston Red Sox Are Keeping Quiet On Dustin Pedroia‘s Status
The Boston Red Sox have handled the Manny Machado and Dustin Pedroia situation poorly the entire way through. Maybe Red Sox manager John Farrell realizes it and that is why mum is now the word on the entire thing.
“It’s been addressed, it’s behind us and we focus on an important series as they all are in division,” Farrell told SiriusXM MLB Network Radio on Tuesday afternoon, before the scheduled start of a series with the Yankees. “Game of baseball’s going to be played hard.”
Asked specifically about Pedroia’s comments by host Jim Duquette, Farrell dodged the question.
“Again, like I said, we’ve handled all that’s kind of fallen out from it,” Farrell said. “I’m not trying to give you a short answer but we’re moving on.”
Pedroia (left knee and ankle) did not need an MRI on Monday, which suggests he’ll avoid the DL. Pedroia hasn’t played since Machado spiked him Friday.
“Lingering soreness that’s there, but knowing Pedey … if he’s ready, he’s going to be on the field,” Farrell told MLB Network Radio.
Pedroia will be fine, what happened with Machado was not a big deal given the fact that Dustin was already over it the next day with Machado apologizing for his actions. Once again there is a real question in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse into who is the leader and whether or not Farrell is the right man for the job.
After watching the events of this past weekend unfold these questions are looming larger and larger.