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Dustin Pedroia ‘not sure’ he will be able to play again

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Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, manager Alex Cora, and second baseman Dustin Pedroia addressed the media on Monday afternoon. Pedroia, who has been rehabilitating his surgically-repaired left knee, said that he is “not sure” he will ever be able to play baseball again, MLB.com’s Ian Browne reports.

Pedroia said, “I’m at a point right now where I need some time. That’s what my status is.” He added, “Some days, I feel fine, and an hour later, walking is tough. If I’m on an hour-to-hour basis of being able to do anything athletically, that’s tough. I think the time will give me the right answer of if I can do this.”

According to Browne, Pedroia will remain with the team through this weekend’s series in New York against the Yankees, then he will return home to spend some time with his family. Presumably, he will be contemplating retirement.

Pedroia, 35, played in only three games last year and appeared in just six games this year, accruing just three hits (all singles) in 34 plate appearances. While Pedroia has been out, Michael Chavis has handled second base and emerged as one of the most productive players on the Red Sox.

Apparent roster snafu changes Blue Jays pitching plans

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ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.

After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.

As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.

The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.

Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.

Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.