Pedroia said he felt the injury during a workout on Friday and hoped it would sideline him for only a few days. He doesn't know if the Red Sox will allow him to continue playing in the tournament. FY:
I've never really had anything like this which is why it’s frustrating. Obviously I train real hard in the off season to get ready and try to prevent something like this from happening. Maybe I tried a little too hard too fast to get this going.And that's why so many fans are against the WBC.
Granted, there's no good time to play these games and players can get hurt doing just about anything (sneezing, turning off an alarm clock, driving a car), but Pedroia would be far less likely to play all out in a spring training game against the Pirates than he would representing the United States on the world stage.