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For now, Boston has only five outfielders on its roster and, with Pedroia gone, just five infielders.
"We have a couple of options," Valentine said. "Not a lot of them."
Outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Friday night's starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka, are among the Boston players who have missed extended periods this year. In all, 27 players have made 34 trips to the DL.
Valentine said the Red Sox might add "one or two players" from Triple-A Pawtucket in the coming days. Pawtucket completed a three-game sweep to win its first International League championship since 1984 on Thursday, and will have a one-game playoff against the Pacific Coast League winners, either Reno or Omaha, next Tuesday.
"If there are people who could be brought up, we should bring them up," Valentine said. "But I don't know that there's a lot of guys left."
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