President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said the club is "hopeful Pedroia (knee) will be ready" for spring training but admitted that he's unsure at this point, Jason Mastrodonato of The Boston Herald reports. Pedroia only managed to play in three games for the Red Sox this season due to lingering left knee inflammation. He initially tried to return in May -- which is when he played in three contests over a four-day span -- following knee surgery in October of 2017, but then immediately suffered a setback and underwent another procedure in July to remove scar tissue. Manager Alex Cora stated in September that there wasn't enough time for Pedroia to get back into game shape and record meaningful at-bats since the minor-league season was coming to a close, which took the second baseman out of the running for a spot on the postseason roster.
Pedroia will not be able to return this season following arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue from his knee in late July, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Manager Alex Cora went on to say that it just came down to Pedroia "running out of time," but that the second baseman is okay with the decision and "will be ready for next year, no doubt about it." The previously unreported procedure forced Pedroia to essentially pause his rehab for a few weeks before resuming activities in Arizona in mid-August. He was able to start hitting and fielding during that time, but Cora noted that without the opportunity of rehabbing in minor-league games, there just wasn't a chance for Pedroia to come back and be a contributor in 2018. This decision will allow him to ease his way back from the surgery and be 100 percent by spring training.
Pedroia (knee) will return to Boston on Sept. 5 before being checked out by the team Sept. 7, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. Pedroia has been rehabbing in Arizona, though it's unclear how close (if at all) the veteran second baseman is to returning. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has gone on record saying that he doesn't believe Pedroia will return this season, though more should be known following his next check-up.
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.