Nothing is official yet, but according to a major league source Dustin Pedroia will likely shut it down for the remainder of the season. Pedroia is expected to spend the next 10 days back in a boot to stabilize the left foot that got sore again after two games.
Surgery hasn’t been ruled out, but the doctors will have a better idea of whether surgery is necessary after the 10 days is up. Word is the foot is healing and not reinjured, but not healing at the pace expected.
In other news, according to a major league source, the Red Sox placed Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Manny Delcarmen on trade waivers yesterday. Routine stuff. The Jays, as we reported yesterday put left Scott Downs on trade waivers. They also placed relievers Kevin Gregg and Jason Frasor on waivers as well. We’ll see if the Red Sox put a claim in on Downs.