Dustin Pedroia suffers setback in rehab game
Dustin Pedroia’s body does not seem to be cooperating with him.
Pedroia is on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and exited Friday’s game early because he “didn’t feel right”, according to Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora.
Cora said Dustin Pedroia “didn’t feel right” during rehab game in Portland tonight. Came out after just four innings. They will evaluate again tomorrow.
— Jason Mastrodonato (@JMastrodonato) May 25, 2019
This has been a long-running theme for the former AL MVP.
Pedroia has been dealing with persistent knee problems since 2017. He hit the disabled list three times that season due to his knee and was limited to 105 games. He underwent knee surgery after the season and only played in three games last season, going 1-for-11. He was able to play in six games this season but went just 2-for-20 and has been trying to work his way back since.
Maybe Pedroia will be able to work his way back to the Red Sox, but it won’t be without plenty of bumps along the way. His knees are enough of a problem where he simply cannot be counted on.