Dustin Pedroia has some explaining to do. Maybe he can clarify everything. Maybe he called Matt Barnes on Monday to explain what he meant when he told Manny Machado on the field for all the cameras to capture, “It’s not me, it’s them.” But the most prominent voice in the Red Sox clubhouse in a post-David Ortiz world definitely has some explaining to do. Let’s remember Pedroia’s words in 2012 during a radio interview with WEEI. The second baseman revisited famous comments he made about Bobby Valentine that season, when Pedroia spoke up in defense of Kevin Youkilis after Valentine was critical of Youk. “I’m proud to a point where, you know, to be a team leader, you need to have your teammates’
The Orioles will be getting some reinforcements from the disabled list over the next week or two. The Orioles on the disabled list are on the mend and will soon be returning. Outfielder Joey Rickard is expected to be back on Friday.
Bumgarner joined the team Monday at AT&T Park before it began its series with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers. While Bumgarner’s injury didn’t require surgery, he did have a second MRI on Monday, yet the Giants still don’t have a firm timetable for his return. Bumgarner says he's feeling a little better each day.