Pedroia (knee) is continuing to rehab in Arizona and is said to be making strides in his rehab, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. While it sounds like his condition is improving, Pedroia remains without a timetable to resume baseball activities and appears unlikely to be a contributor for the Red Sox in September. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski stated back on July 30 that he doesn't anticipate Pedroia will play again in 2018, though the team hasn't officially ruled out a return for the four-time All-Star.
Pedroia (knee) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. This doesn't impact Pedroia's timetable since he's already spent over 60 days on the DL due to a left knee injury. His status for the rest of the year remains murky, so he should be considered out indefinitely for the time being. In a corresponding move, Ian Kinsler (hamstring) was put on the 10-day disabled list and Tony Renda was added to the active roster.
Pedroia (knee) is unsure if he'll return this season, ESPN.com reports. "I'd love to play right now, but I can't. I'm going to be back for good if I let it heal. That's it. I've got to let it heal. I can't do anything about time," Pedroia said. It was reported earlier in the week that Pedroia could return this season, but Thursday's comments give some pause. Pedroia said that he will know more about his outlook in "four to five weeks," so his status will remain in limbo until mid-August in a best-case scenario. The Red Sox will continue to make do with Brock Holt and Eduardo Nunez at second base in the interim.
Pedroia (knee) will go to Arizona to rehab for a while, but manager Alex Cora still thinks he will be able to return in 2018, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports. He will work on new exercises to strengthen the area around his knee, and while Cora believes Pedroia will return this season, it's possible he may just be being an optimistic manager. Consider him out indefinitely.
Manager Alex Cora said the Red Sox are preparing a new plan for Pedroia (knee), which will be reported at some point Tuesday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Pedroia has not improved as fast as the Red Sox hoped, so the team will adjust his rehabilitation regimen. "I think it's more about what we have to avoid doing, to avoid that," Cora said. "It's not only the knee, it's the other areas that we have to make adjustments as far as training or strengthening those areas so we can avoid situations like this."