Dustin Pedroia’s balky left knee will cost him more playing time this season.
The Boston Red Sox placed the second baseman on the 10-day disabled list due to knee inflammation, the team announced Saturday in a statement. Pedroi’s DL stint retroactively started Aug. 9, and he might be able to feature in the tail end of the Red Sox-New York Yankees series later this month.
This will mark second time knee inflammation has sidelined Pedroia this season. He returned from the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday, but the knee problem limited to him to only one game.
He leads the Red Sox with a .303 batting average and a .378 on-base percentage.
Boston recalled Robby Scott from Triple-A Pawtucket in response to Pedroia’s return to DL. Scott has made 41 appearances this season, going 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA.
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