BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox have activated Dustin Pedroia off of the disabled list.
Pedroia was activated on Friday after missing 16 games with a right hamstring injury he suffered on June 24. He limped off the field in Boston’s 5-1 win over the Orioles that night after clubbing a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning.READ MORE: Framingham Man Seriously Injured In New Hampshire Rollover UTV Crash
Pedroia was active for Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.READ MORE: Rep. Stephen Lynch: 'We Have To Get To An Agreement' On Stalled Infrastructure Bill
He was eligible to come off the DL last Friday prior to the All-Star break, but Boston manager John Farrell said last week they’d take a very cautious approach with their second baseman.
The Red Sox didn’t miss Pedroia all that much, winning 10 of the 16 games he missed. For the season Pedroia leads the team with a .306 batting average and .367 OBP. He was hitting .350 for the month of June before the hamstring injury sidelined him.MORE NEWS: Man Runs Off With 'High-Value' Diamond Necklace From Swansea Jewelry Store
Pedroia fills the 25-man roster spot of right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes, who was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following Sunday’s game.