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Pedroia is Jolted by News

Boston Red SoxFrom Peter Abraham, Boston Globe:

Dustin Pedroia, much to his dismay, is human.

Dr. Lewis Yocum examined the injured Red Sox second baseman yesterday and informed him that the broken medial navicular bone in his left foot will need at least six weeks to heal, not the five weeks Pedroia was hoping for.

“He kind of scared me a little bit,’’ Pedroia said last night before the Sox played the Angels. “There’s nothing really that I can do. Just time’s got to heal me. He kind of told me I can’t play unless I feel no pain, which isn’t good.

“I didn’t realize how serious it was and how long it’s going to take.’’

Today marks 33 days since Pedroia was injured, well short of six weeks. He is scheduled for a CT scan in Boston Friday, which should give doctors a better idea of how well the bone has healed. Until then, Pedroia will be shut down from throwing, taking grounders or batting practice to give his foot some rest.

“I think the message has been pretty consistent,’’ manager Terry Francona said. “I think today maybe Pedey heard it a little bit better.’’

Pedroia is hopeful the CT scan will bring good news. But the idea that he could return on the next homestand is not realistic.

“Mentally I’m thinking I’m going to,’’ he said. “But who the hell knows?’’

Pedroia said his foot “felt weird’’ Monday when he tried jogging for the first time.

“Any time my foot pounds on that ground, it didn’t really feel good,’’ Pedroia said. “[Yocum] said you have to be smart, man. It can definitely hurt you in the long run.’’

Pedroia had been under the impression he could play through some pain. But Yocum said that wasn’t an option. If Pedroia fractures that bone again, he would be looking at surgery that could keep him out for parts of next season.

“You really can’t do that with this injury,’’ he said. “That’s hard to deal with. That bone can break off and they’d have to put pins in it. That would be a disaster.’’

Pedroia was distraught at first but eventually came around to the idea that it wasn’t bad news.

“Everything looks great. I’m ahead of schedule,’’ he said. “It’s just my schedule and their schedule were a little different. That was the only thing. I’m good.’’

Ellsbury moving ahead
Jacoby Ellsbury took another step forward in his return when he played six innings in center field for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox against the Rays at Fort Myers, Fla.

Ellsbury walked in the first inning, stole second, and went to third on a throwing error. He then scored on a sacrifice fly. He later grounded into a double play and had a single to right field.

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Ortiz Lifts Red Sox With 2 Homers; Haren Hurt in Angels Debut

Boston Red SoxFrom

When the line drive hit Dan Haren’s right forearm with a sickening smack, a collective shudder pulsed through Angel Stadium. Not even the Boston Red Sox wanted Haren’s debut with the Los Angeles Angels to end with an ugly injury.

A few hours later, Haren grimaced gratefully when he rubbed the bandage on his bruised arm. The right-hander is fairly certain he lost nothing more than a decision Monday night.

David Ortiz hit two homers in the same stadium where he won the Home Run Derby nearly two weeks ago, and Clay Buchholz pitched seven strong innings in the Red Sox’s 6-3 victory over Haren and the slumping Angels.

Haren struck out eight in his Angels debut before getting tagged by Kevin Youkilis’ fifth-inning line drive while trying to catch it. Los Angeles traded four players to Arizona to land the three-time All-Star, whose forearm will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

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Papi Gets His Swagger Back

Boston Red SoxWhile sporting a pair of classy red Reeboks, Boston Red Sox DH David “Don’t Call Me Jose” Ortiz won the 2010 All Star Home Run Derby in Anaheim, CA last night. Ortiz cracked 8 home runs in the first round, mostly down the rightfield line. Those home runs moved him into the second round where he faced the Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera. Ortiz’s 13 home runs in the semifinals pushed him into the final where he faced off against former Red Sox prospect and current Florida Marlins start Hanley Ramirez. Ortiz easily took care of business, hitting 11 home runs to Ramirez’s 5. Incidentally, Ortiz became the first Boston Red Sox to win the Home Run Derby and tied Bobby Abreu (2005) with the most home runs in the final round (11) since the format change that occurred in 1995.

Papi pops, doesn’t stop until hitting Derby top –
Ortiz tops Marlins’ Ramirez in HR Derby – ESPN
Ortiz a demolition man in derby – Boston Globe
Ortiz Wins Home Run Derby Crown — A Beast As Always – howiGit’s Blog
Love for David Ortiz goes deep – Boston Herald
David Ortiz wins the 2010 Home Run Derby! – Mix 104.1
Big Papi Wins Home Run Derby – 98.5 WNCX Cleveland’s Classic Rock
Big Papi Wins Home Run Derby – Radio 92.3 Cleveland
Home Run Derby 2010 – Sindath’s Blog