Dustin Pedroia has a torn muscle in his thumb, and the Red Sox are trying to figure out if it makes more sense to rest him or play him. Pedroia wants to play -- no surprise there, given he is a baseball player and all -- but the Red Sox don't want to risk causing further damage to the injured area, or causing problems with Pedroia's future, either.
At the same time, if he can play without the risk of further harm, then there's incentive for the Red Sox to figure out a way in which they can keep him in the lineup until the torn abductor muscle heals on its own. We're not quite sure which direction the Red Sox will end up in yet, but if you'd rather watch than read about it, we've got you covered at the Over the Monster YouTube channel.
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