Pedroia says wrist felt fine in game

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he experienced no problems with his previously sprained left wrist in Saturday's 6-1 exhibition loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Pedroia went 1 for 4 and was active in the field.

"I hit the ground a few times and dove and I was fine," he said. "Swinging, I was fine."

Pedroia stuck out in his first at-bat, which he said was a result of getting his timing back. He singled his next time up.

"That's the only thing I was trying to do today, make sure it felt great and see some pitches," he said.

The injury happened when Pedroia made a diving stop of a smash hit by Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span on Tuesday.

Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPN Boston and occasionally checks out the Red Sox. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag. Gordon Edes, who covers the Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com, contributed to this report.