threecy said:I could have sworn he hurt his knee early in the season, but there is also this:
"Pedroia initially injured the wrist against the Brewers on April 4 and has struggled mightily since. The soreness became great enough that he reportedly couldn't get through hitting drills Sunday. Now he's on his way to Boston while his team travels from New York to Chicago for a three-game series against the White Sox."
Regarding Pedroia and Betts, if Pedroia's no longer able to play 2B daily in the future, I imagine they could move him to something like left field. Biggio and Carew, offhand, moved around a bit later in their careers.
Ahh yes, I do remember that now. But I also wonder if it is still an issue.
On April 12th he had this slash line: 236/236/291
On April 16th (first game back from the injury) he went 2 for 6 w/ 2 walks, and by the end of the month had this slash line: 270/325/351 (304/400/411 over 13 games), and he now stands at 280/340/379. If anything, we know it didn't affect him immediately after coming back.
EDIT: And yes DrewDawg, of course. It's why I suggested it.