Pedroia will start at second base and bat sixth Saturday against the Braves, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox activated Pedroia on Friday but did not immediately insert him into the starting lineup. He will slot in Saturday for his 2018 debut after offseason knee surgery cost Pedroia the first two months of the campaign. The 34-year-old will look to get off to a fast start against lefty Sean Newcomb; Pedroia is a .307/.393/.457 career hitter against left-handed pitching (.344/.453/.475 vs. LHP last season).
Pedroia (knee) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Chad Jennings of The Athletic Boston reports. Pedroia will return to the big leagues after fully recovering from knee surgery that took place in October of 2017. He successfully completed his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Pawtucket, and he's expected to enter Boston's starting lineup either Friday or Saturday against the Braves. The Red Sox have designated Hanley Ramirez for assignment in a corresponding move.
Manager Alex Cora said Pedroia (knee) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Pedroia, who has been sidelined all season while recovering from knee surgery, will make his long-awaited 2018 big-league debut over the weekend after playing seven innings at second base in back-to-back days for Triple-A Pawtucket with no issues. According to Cora, the second baseman will make his first start of the season either Friday or Saturday. His return should push Eduardo Nunez into a utility role. Across 105 games in 2017, Pedroia hit .293/.369/.392 with seven homers and four stolen bases.
Manager Alex Cora said there's a "good chance" Pedroia (knee) is activated from the 10-day disabled list over the weekend, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Pedroia played seven innings at second base for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday with no issues. He's scheduled to do the same Thursday, and if all goes well it sounds like he'll be cleared to rejoin the Red Sox prior to their upcoming series against the Braves, which begins Friday. The veteran second baseman has been sidelined all season while recovering from knee surgery that he underwent in October of 2017.
Pedroia (knee) is set to play seven innings for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Pedroia's rehab assignment was briefly delayed by inclement weather Tuesday evening. He's scheduled to play second base for seven innings Wednesday, and he's been given the option to play Thursday morning as well. Manager Alex Cora stated he wants to see Pedroia play back-to-back days before making a decision on his reinstatement from the disabled list.
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