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Injured Pedroia is off and running

Injured Pedroia is off and running

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ANAHEIM -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia gave his fractured left foot a good test on Monday, doing some running a few hours before Boston's series opener with the Angels.

It wasn't quite what Pedroia hoped for, but his expectations might have been a bit high. When Pedroia smashed the foul ball off a bone in his foot on June 25, the expectation is that it would take roughly six weeks to heal. The six-week anniversary of the injury is not until Aug. 6. Still, Pedroia hopes to be back in the lineup before that.

"I think Pedey was disappointed," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. "I shouldn't speak for him. But I think he thought he was going to be like game ready. I don't know how realistic that was. I think [trainer] Mikey [Reinold] actually thought he did pretty good. He's just not ready. That thing's got to heal."

Pedroia will be examined by Angels physician Lewis Yocum before Tuesday's game, and he will have a better idea of his time-table on Friday, after he gets a CT scan in Boston.

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