Red Sox slugger Dustin Pedroia may have suffered concussion in loss to Rays

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

St. Petersburg, FL, United States (4E Sports) – Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia showed symptoms of a concussion after taking a blow to the left side of the head on a tag play in Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.

“The dizziness was evident when he was on the field, and it was clear he was coming out of the game immediately,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

Pedroia was struck in the head by the arm of Logan Forsythe on a play at second base in the second inning.

Forsythe reached for the bag with his left hand, but his right forearm came up and reached Pedroia.

“I didn’t even know I really hit him [until] I turned back and I saw him down,” Forsythe said.

Pedroia lay face-first on the ground before being helped to his feet by trainer Brad Pearson.

Farrell said he’s considering a seven-day DL stint for Pedroia and would check the situation day-to-day.

Pedroia has started 131 of Boston’s 134 games this season.

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