Despite a grey cloud hanging over Boston’s start to the season, some good news has surfaced regarding Dustin Pedroia.
Yesterday, Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia was forced to leave the game against the Yankees after taking an awkward swing at the plate. Rumors indicated Pedroia felt a ‘pop’ in his knee signaling the issue. But, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reported this evening that Pedroia avoided serious injury to his left knee.
“Initial tests showed that Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did not sustain a serious injury to his left knee on Wednesday night, a major league source told the Globe.”
“Pedroia, who was examined in New York, was expected to rejoin the team in St. Petersburg on Thursday. It has not yet been determined if he will return to the injured list before Friday night’s game against the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.”
After a dismal 6-13 start to the MLB season, the Red Sox were in need of some good news. The Red Sox lineup continues to place in the bottom 20s in on base percentage. So, losing Pedroia for an extended period of time would have been a killer for the defending champions.
Pedroia has had serious issues in his left knee in previous seasons. This recent episode must have dropped the stomachs of Red Sox nation and the front office. Hopefully, Pedroia will have a brief stint on the Injured List at worst and make his return to the lineup in due time.
Pedroia, 35, missed the entire 2018 regular season and World Series run due to his left knee injury.