Pedroia to undergo MRI; Price to throw bullpen session Monday


The effects of Manny Machado's slide linger.

Dustin Pedroia is to go through further testing Monday in Boston after he was out of the Red Sox lineup Sunday afternoon for a second straight game.

Machado spiked Pedroia in the left leg on Friday night at Camden Yards, causing him to leave the game and angering the Red Sox.

Pedroia was concerned about his knee, which was surgically repaired in the fall.

"He's still sore both in the ankle and the knee, so unavailable once again today," Sox manager John Farrell told reporters in Baltimore before Sunday's game. "When we get back to Boston, he'll go through some further imaging tomorrow, just to rule anything out so with some of the swelling that still exists not available for today."

On Saturday, there was optimism Pedroia had avoided anything serious. Now the Sox are double-checking.

"There were was legitimate concern in the moment it took place," Farrell said. "But the fact that he still has the symptoms he does, we're going to rule everything out. His importance to us speaks for itself. And with any of our players, you get into a situation like this, you give it a 24-48 hour period to see how it responds and at this point, it warrants a further look."

David Price, meanwhile, is to throw another bullpen Monday. This one is expected to last about 45-50 pitches as he comes back from a left elbow strain.

"Hopefully [facing hitters is] getting closer," Farrell said. "Once we get through tomorrow's work session and kind of begin to map out a little more of a structure on a calendar, I think we're at that point. Anytime you get to the number of pitches thrown that will be tomorrow, you can start to forsee a progression to hitters and ultimately to games, but we don't have that in place right now."

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