NEW YORK — The Red Sox season could not end without another injury.
Dustin Pedroia has an avulsion fracture of his left ring finger and is not expected to play in the final two games according to general manager Ben Cherington.
Pedroia sat out Monday’s 10-2 loss against the Yankees after X-rays taken before the game showed the break. He was injured sliding into second base in the eighth inning against the Orioles on Sunday.
Pedroia said his finger bent awkwardly on the corner of the base when he was thrown out trying to steal.
“I don't think it's too bad, but it's bothering me,” he said.
There is no reason to put Pedroia on the disabled list. But his injury adds to a record-setting season. In all, the Red Sox have had 1,485 games missed by players on the disabled list.
Pedro Ciriaco started at second base in place of Pedroia on Monday.