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Pedroia placed on DL with wrist injury

Bruce Kluckhohn / Reuters

Dustin Pedroia literally ran into some bad luck, and now the Boston Red Sox second baseman will have to take it easy.

After he toppled over Jose Abreu at first base during a contest between the Red Sox and Chicago White Sox on Monday, Boston will place Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left wrist, the team announced, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal.

The 33-year-old is expected to miss at least two weeks, according to a source of Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.

Pedroia traveled to Boston for an MRI and testing Tuesday morning, which revealed no fractures, ligament, or structural damage, according to manager John Farrell, but Pedroia, the winner of the 2008 American League MVP, will still apparently seek a second medical opinion.

"He plays hard, he plays the game extremely well," Red Sox teammate Xander Bogaerts said when describing Pedroia to Britton. "He always wants to be out there, but sometimes it's better to rest a little bit because we'll need him more for the long run."

Pedroia already missed a week of action in April after injuring his knee following a hard take-out slide from Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado.

Boston will activate third baseman Pablo Sandoval to replace Pedroia on the roster.

Pedroia is hitting .292/.369/.380 with nine doubles and 21 RBIs.

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