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Dustin Pedroia gets good news on knee -- just inflammation, no need for surgery

John Tomase
June 05, 2018 - 10:33 pm

The news on Dustin Pedroia appears to be good.

The Red Sox second baseman is on the disabled list with soreness in his surgically repaired left knee. On Tuesday morning in New York, he was examined by the doctor who performed that October cartilage restoration procedure, Dr. Riley Williams III, and informed that he's only dealing with inflammation. Red Sox manager Alex Cora believes Pedroia could resume baseball activities in two days.

"With Pedey, everything about the surgery is fine. He just has inflammation," Cora said. "I was actually talking to him during the game. It's kind of like with David (Price). After he saw the doctor, now he said at least he can calm down and get treatment. Hopefully he'll be with us sooner rather than later. It's nothing that has to do with surgery, so that's good."

Pedroia was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday after the knee began bothering him. He spent nearly two months on the DL to open the season before rejoining the team for three games last week. He went 1-for-11 before being shut down again.

"Treatment tomorrow," Cora said. "He hasn't gotten treatment the last two days and we go from there. I think he should be back to baseball activities slowly but surely probably starting in two days."

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