Dustin Pedroia

Dustin Pedroia won't go on rehab assignment

Rob Bradford
July 12, 2015 - 10:34 am

Despite not having played since injuring his hamstring June 24, Dustin Pedroia won't be making a rehab assignment in the minor leagues prior to rejoining the Red Sox Friday in Anaheim. "The way he'€™s feeling swinging the bat right now, and I know it'€™s BP and we'€™ve done some things in the cage to emulate a little bit more velocity, want him back in the lineup as soon as he'€™s available," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. Pedroia was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, but was held back from the active roster in order to ensure there weren't any setbacks heading into the Sox' four-game series against the Angels. The second baseman is hitting .306 with an .819 OPS. The Red Sox entered Sunday with a 10-5 mark since Pedroia went on the DL, with Brock Holt hitting .260 during the span while manning second base.