He "hopes" to play on Friday. Great. We all know what that means. His status is going to go right up to game time, leaving us DFS owners questioning whether or not he is going to play. If he does miss tomorrow's game, don't expect him to miss much more than that.
He was removed from today's game with hamstring soreness, but apparently it's no major concern. From how Pedroia makes it sound, it seems there is close to zero chance he misses tomorrow's contest.