Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was in the initial lineup Tuesday against the New York Yankees despite a broken finger on his left hand that the team thought would sideline him for the final two games of the season.

Pedroia did not play Monday, and it was assumed he would miss the remainder of the regular season. But Pedroia indicated to ESPNBoston.com late Monday night that he would see how his finger felt Tuesday and "try to get out there."

The Red Sox called the injury an avulsion fracture of the ring finger of his left hand. The injury is expected to heal without surgery.