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Dustin Pedroia could return to the Red Sox as soon as Tuesday

Dustin Pedroia

Injured Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia looks on from the dugout during a 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia could return to the team as soon as Tuesday, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports. Pedroia has been out since July 23 with a right hamstring injury.

The Red Sox, in Pedroia’s absence, have used Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge at second base. Holt has hit at around the league average with a .731 OPS while Rutledge, playing mostly against left-handed pitchers, has a .794 OPS.

Pedroia was hitting .287/.348/.426 with nine home runs and 34 RBI in 337 plate appearances prior to landing on the disabled list.

The Red Sox completed a series sweep of the Phillies with a 6-2 win on Sunday afternoon. They’re now 64-72 but still rank last in the AL East.

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