The Red Sox placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation, the team announced Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 9, though Pedroia has been battling soreness and swelling in his knee since late July. In a corresponding move, left-hander Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket and will assume Pedroia’s spot on the roster.
It’s been a rough year for Pedroia, who’s been repeatedly sidelined with a knee contusion, wrist sprain and rib issues since the start of the season. While the frequent injuries have cut into his playing time, he’s been productive when healthy, slashing .303/.378/.406 with six home runs over 388 PA.
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. In the interim, Eduardo Nunez will continue to handle the keystone. Nunez was acquired from the Giants prior to the trade deadline and has mashed .407/.439/.741 with four home runs and a 1.179 OPS in 57 PA since his arrival in Boston.