Dustin Pedroia had his recent rehab stint with the Portland Sea Dogs shut down after experiencing minor soreness in his oft-injured left knee. However, the Boston Red Sox' second baseman is attempting to return to action in short order once again.
According to MLB.com's Ian Browne, Pedroia is starting up his rehab once again on Friday night. He will be in the lineup for the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Dustin Pedroia is playing this weekend at Pawtucket, starting tonight.— Ian Browne (@IanMBrowne) May 17, 2019
Pedroia will officially have been out a week since his last rehab start. The Red Sox will likely see how his knee responds to playing multiple days and won't bring him up to the major league roster until they're confident he can stay healthy.
Also, it's worth noting that if Michael Chavis continues to hit as well as he has to start his MLB career -- Chavis is batting .296 with 7 homers in 22 games since being called up -- Pedroia won't need to be rushed back. Chavis has held up well at second base so far, even his defense has been surprisingly good, so he will probably be the primary starter moving forward, though he may share work with Eduardo Nunez and Brock Holt (when healthy).
For the time being, the Sox are still in wait-and-see mode with Pedroia. We'll soon see how his knee responds to this rehab stint.
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