Dustin Pedroia returns to Red Sox starting lineup


WEEI’s Rob Bradford has the Red Sox lineup for Wednesday’s game in Chicago …

Dustin Pedroia is back in there, leading off and playing second base, after getting a cortisone injection Monday to help with the inflammation in his left wrist. He served as a pinch-runner and defensive replacement on Tuesday night and reported no issues. Mike Napoli is absent from the lineup with a dislocated left ring finger that he suffered Tuesday on a head-first dive into second base. He is considered day-to-day.