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Pedroia's knee may land him right back on DL

From ESPN - August 11, 2017

NEW YORK -- After one game and four at-bats, Dustin Pedroia could be headed right back to the disabled list.

Pedroia was not in the Boston Red Sox's lineup Friday night for the opener of a pivotal three-game series against the New York Yankees. According to manager John Farrell, the veteran second baseman is dealing with a recurrence of swelling and inflammation in his surgically repaired left knee and did not respond favorably to treatment after not playing Wednesday night at Tampa Bay and having Thursday off.

"His knee has flared up on him," Farrell said. "Our goal was to get him some at-bats [at Tampa Bay] before this series. He's shown a little bit of a pushback in terms of the reaction to it."

Farrell said the Red Sox believe Pedroia will be able to resume playing on a regular basis this season. Pedroia is with the team in New York but has been consulting with Dr. Andreas Gomoll, a Boston-area knee specialist. Farrell said he "would not rule out" a return to the disabled list.

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