Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (knee) headed back to DL

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 12, 2017

The Red Sox on Saturday placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia back on the disabled list because of inflammation in his left knee. Pedroia was 0-for-4 as a DH Tuesday against the Rays in his only game since coming off a 10-day stay on the DL.

Then Pedroia sat out Friday night's game in the Bronx, which raised some eyebrows about his availability.

After Friday's loss, the Red Sox lead the Yankees by 3 1/2 games in the AL East. If he had waited at least a few more days then perhaps he'd be ready to go any day now, but jumping back into the lineup for that one game in Tampa Bay will ultimately cost him more time.

"We've got to continue to get some work done to get back to where he feels he's able to endure day to day, and we're not quite there yet", Red Sox manager John Farrell said. He's expected to join the team on their road trip in Miami next week, but his chances of making a full comeback - in this season or any other - seem slim to none at this point.

Left-handed pitcher Robby Scott was recalled to fill Pedroia's spot on the 25-man roster.

Pedroi's DL stint retroactively started August 9, and he might be able to feature in the tail end of the Red Sox-New York Yankees series later this month.

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