Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia slated to return after All-Star break

Rob Bradford
July 11, 2015 - 1:28 pm

The Red Sox almost certainly won't be activating Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list prior to the All-Star break. Red Sox manager John Farrell noted before his team's game against the Yankees Saturday that it would make little sense to put Pedroia back in the lineup for one day instead of allowing the second baseman to continue his rehab all the way up until after the All-Star break. "Probably not and yet today was in a pretty intense sprint," said Farrell when asked if there was a chance Pedroia could return Sunday. "He's feeling good with the increase in intensity. But we want to be careful, too, if he gets in an awkward position we don't want a setback here so there's the balance of one day vs. the remainder of the season." Seemingly the only question regarding Pedroia's path to a return is whether or not he would be getting at-bats in a brief rehab assignment before returning to the Red Sox' lineup in Anaheim. Pedroia hasn't played since June 24, when he injured his hamstring rounding first base. He is currently hitting .306 with an .819 OPS. "He's going through all baseball activity right now," Farrell said. "The one thing we haven't addressed or really talked specifically is how does he feel about facing live pitching right away or do we get him live pitching in a rehab assignment. That's something we'll talk further about before we break this weekend."