Dustin Pedroia returns to DL with renewed swelling in knee

Ruben Hill
August 13, 2017

The Boston Red Sox second baseman came off the disabled list earlier this week and started a game at designated hitter. In a corresponding move, left-hander Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and will assume Pedroia's spot on the roster.

Pedroia was placed back on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with inflammation in his left knee.

Pedroia returned Tuesday at Tampa Bay for the first time since July 28 but did not play Wednesday night at Tampa Bay. But increased swelling over the following days left him unable to play. After playing 154 games last season, Pedroia has missed time in 2017 due to issues with his wrist, ribs, knee and ankle.

Manager John Farrell told reporters that he doesn't expect the injury to be season-ending, but the club intends to take things slow with their starting second baseman to ensure a full recovery. Eduardo Nunez, who's been red-hot since being acquired in a trade with the San Francisco Giants, is expected to replace Pedroia while he recovers.

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