The Red Sox have placed Dustin Pedroia back on the 10-game disabled list with left knee inflammation. The second baseman returned from the DL Tuesday, played a game as DH, and hasn't played since.
To take his spot on the roster, lefty reliever Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt have been playing second in the absence of Pedroia, 33, who had surgery on the knee in the offseason and re-injured it on a collision with the Orioles Manny Machado in April.
Pedroia is hitting .303 with six homers, 54 RBI and a .784 OPS.
Red Sox manager John Farrell had said Friday that another DL stint could be coming after Pedroia missed the past two games. Here's more on his status from CSN Red Sox Insider Evan Drellich.
All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel returned to Fort Myers on Sunday after his 4-month-old daughter underwent successful heart surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Red Sox are confident he'll be ready for Opening Day.
“Oh, yeah. Plenty,” manager Alex Cora replied when asked if Kimbrel had time to get ready for the March 29 opener against the Rays in St. Petersburg. “With him it’s a different schedule, anyway. He’ll be ready.”
Kimbrel's daughter, Lydia Joy, was born with a heart defect. He left the team Feb. 28 to be with her and his family in Boston, but pitching coach Dana Levangie said Kimbrel was on a pitching program during that time.
“The most important thing is that the family is okay with [Kimbrel returning to the Sox],” Cora said. “If they’re okay with it, we’re okay with it.”
0:21 - With less than two week before the beginning of the 2018 season, the Red Sox don’t have all of the answers for their rotation. Lou Merloni and Evan Drellich project their Opening Day rotation and discuss the lack of depth in it.
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