Red Sox fear Dustin Pedroia’s wrist injury could be serious

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NEW YORK — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was scratched from the lineup before Sunday night’s game against the Yankees and returned to Boston with a left wrist injury the team fears could be serious.

Pedroia was injured during the home opener against the Milwaukee Brewers April 4. When Carlos Gomez slid into second base breaking up a double play in the ninth inning, Pedroia was upended and came down with his wrist bent at an awkward angle.

Pedroia is 5 for 36 at the plate since and the injury has gotten worse. Team doctors will examine Pedroia Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital and administer an MRI.

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