In a weekly MLB Network Radio appearance, manager John Farrell said an MRI confirmed “no structural damage, ligament or otherwise” to Pedroia’s left wrist.
Soreness and swelling is still present, though, and forced Pedroia to the disabled list. The Red Sox activated third baseman Pablo Sandoval in a corresponding move.
Pedroia, 33, was injured on a strange play in the top of the first inning on Monday. White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu dove into first base to tag out Pedroia, who tumbled over Abreu and landed on his wrist. Pedroia stayed in the game in the bottom of the first inning before being replaced by Josh Rutledge.
Pedroia has dealt with multiple wrist and hand injuries over the past few years. He even underwent surgery on his left wrist in September 2014, when he had a first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy, a procedure to remove an inflamed part of the tendon. He finished that season with a .712 OPS, the lowest of his career.
Sandoval, 30, was put on the disabled list on April 25 with a right knee sprain. He appeared in seven rehab games for Triple-A Pawtucket and hit .160 (4-for-25) with three doubles. He was hitting .213 with three home runs and 10 RBIs for the Red Sox before his injury.