BOSTON (CBS) — After missing his third straight game on Monday night, Dustin Pedroia is heading to the disabled list.
Pedroia was placed on the 10-day DL with left knee inflammation on Tuesday, retroactive to July 29, the Red Sox announced on Tuesday. The second baseman has been dealing with recurring soreness in his left knee and saw a knee specialist in Boston on Tuesday.
Newly acquired reliever Addison Reed will take Pedroia’s spot on Boston’s 25-man roster and will wear No. 43 for the Red Sox.
Pedroia had surgery on his left knee last October, and he missed three games back in April after Baltimore’s Manny Machado spiked the knee back on a slide into second base. He also spent time on the DL back in May with a sprained wrist.
In 85 games this season, Pedroia has been one of Boston’s best offensive players, slashing .307/.381/.411 with six homers and 54 RBI. He’s the only full-time regular on the Boston roster currently hitting over .300 for the season.