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  • Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Weighing knee surgery

    Pedroia will decide within the next few days whether he will undergo surgery on his left knee, ESPN.com's Scott Lauber reports. "If you were to get it fixed, the recovery is a long time," Pedroia said last week. "So, I have a lot of things to weigh with the doctors and figure it out."

    He has already seen a couple specialists to gauge his options, and we should know which route he will take later this week. It sounds like the surgery in question could affect his availability for the start of 2018, so this could be a noteworthy offseason development. Brock Holt is the top internal option to plug a hole at the keystone if Pedroia ends up missing time next season.

  • Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: To see specialists concerning knee

    Pedroia will see two specialists later this week to receive further examination on his injured knee, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

    It appears as though Pedroia will see a specialist in New York on Wednesday, and follow that up with another evaluation to determine whether he will indeed need surgery on his knee. The second baseman's timetable will become easier to gauge once he decides the best way to heal this lingering injury, but at the moment, it's expected that he will be ready for spring training.

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    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Will have knee examined Tuesday

    Pedroia will have his knee checked out Tuesday to determine if he needs to have surgery, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Pedroia has been dealing with a lingering knee issue since June, and he acknowledged during the season that -- while he was able to play through the pain -- it may require offseason surgery to repair. There should be a clearer idea regarding his status after he's evaluated Tuesday.

  • Eduardo Nunez 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Won't require surgery

    Nunez said he will not require surgery on his injured knee, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

    Nunez was dropped from the ALDS roster after aggravating a knee injury in the first inning of Game 1 against the Astros. The MRI results revealed no further damage was done to his knee, so Nunez should be ready to go for spring training next season after taking time to recover in the offseason.

  • Eduardo Nunez 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Dropped from ALDS roster

    Nunez (knee) was officially removed from the Red Sox's ALDS roster Thursday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Nunez went down with an ugly knee injury in the first inning of Thursday's game against the Astros. Though he's technically still able to be re-added to the roster if the Red Sox make the World Series, this injury should effectively end the 30-year-old's season. Chris Young was added to the active roster in Nunez's place.

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    Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Carried off field during Thursday's game

    Nunez was removed from Thursday's game after hobbling out of the batter's box during his groundout in the first inning with an apparent knee injury, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Immediately after sending a grounder to third base, Nunez came up lame while trying to sprint out of the box. He collapsed on the way to first base, and spent a few minutes on the ground before being carried off the field by manager John Farrell and a trainer. Since Nunez had been dealing with a knee problem for most of the past month, this is a seriously concerning occurrence that may mark the end of his season. Going into this series, the Red Sox were on the fence about Nunez's status, and it appears as though his knee wasn't completely ready for live action. In his place, the club will likely thrust Hanley Ramirez into the DH spot for the remainder of the game. It's unlikely that he will be able to return to the field this postseason and he may miss some of 2018 as well.

  • Eduardo Nunez 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Batting second for Thursday's game

    Nunez (knee) returns to the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against Houston on Thursday, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

    Nunez will hit out of the DH spot for Thursday's contest, and although he "didn't feel anything" in his knee while batting in a simulated game Monday, manager John Farrell doesn't want to push him back onto the field too soon. The infielder has only played once since Sept. 10, but has been on an absolute tear over the second half of the 2017 season, hitting .330/.364/.517 with eight home runs and 33 RBI since the All-Star break.

  • Dustin Pedroia 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia: Back in lineup for Game 1 on Thursday

    Pedroia (knee) is in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALDS against the Astros on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Pedroia returns to the lineup after sitting out the last couple regular-season contests while he continued to nurse a lingering knee ailment. He will bat in the sixth spot and man the keystone for the opening game as the club goes up against right-hander Justin Verlander. After a hot spurt to start September, Pedroia has since cooled off, and is just 3-for-36 at the dish since Sept. 15.

  • Eduardo Nunez 2B | BOS

    Red Sox's Eduardo Nunez: Feels great after simulated game

    Nunez (knee) said his simulated game Monday went great, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports.

    This is encouraging news, as Nunez said he "didn't feel anything" in his knee while swinging the bat or getting out of the box during his simulated contest. While the Red Sox still haven't confirmed his status for the ALDS, it sounds like he's trending in the right direction.

  • Jed Lowrie 2B | OAK

    Athletics' Jed Lowrie: Set to return as team's 2B in 2018

    Lowrie will return as the A's second baseman next season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    A's general manager David Forst reportedly said that Lowrie will be returning, suggesting the team plans to pick up his $6 million option for 2018. The veteran suited up for 153 contests, racking up a career-high 49 doubles to go with 69 RBI, a .277 average and 86 runs. Given that it will be the last year of his contract, Lowrie will be motivated to perform well again in what will be his age-34 season.