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Dustin Pedroia ruled out for the season

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has officially been ruled out for the remainder of the season. The Red Sox also announced that, back in July, he underwent a cleanup procedure on his left knee. So, yeah, him coming back was never in the cards to begin with. Which was probably obvious given that the Red Sox went out and got Ian Kinsler around the time of Pedroia’s surgery.

Pedroia had his left knee surgically repaired last October and didn’t debut in 2018 until late May. And it wasn’t much of a 2018 as he appeared in only three games, going 1-for-11, before landing back on the DL where he has been ever since.

The Sox are saying that there is nothing new that is wrong with Kinsler, but that it’s merely a matter of running out of time in the season to get him back in action. They expect him to be ready to go for the beginning of 2019. Guess we’ll see.

Nolan Arenado swats go-ahead homer for 1,000th career hit

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Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado entered Monday night’s game against the Nationals sitting on 997 hits for his career spanning seven seasons. Arenado hit an RBI double in the first inning, grounded out in the third, doubled again to lead off the fifth, then hit a solo homer to lead off the seventh, breaking a 5-5 tie. The homer, off of Wander Suero, represented the 1,000th career hit for Arenado.

Arenado now has four homers on the season along with 14 RBI, 15 runs scored, and a .281/.337/.483 batting line. He has recovered nicely after a slow start to the season — he had a .610 OPS following an 0-for-4 game against the Giants on April 13.