The Red Sox veteran will take a break from his recent rehab assignment.
It’s been well-documented that Dustin Pedroia has been attempting to rehab an ailing knee injury with the Portland SeaDogs. Whether it was fan photos, or the excitement of a Sox legend playing against minor league opponents, there’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the veteran’s rehab assignment.
It was announced Monday afternoon that the Red Sox will pause the current assignment with what the team is calling “minor knee soreness.”
#RedSox halted Dustin Pedroia’s rehab assignment due to what the team says is “minor” knee soreness.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) May 13, 2019
There’s no reason to panic over the recent news, but there’s legitimate cause for concern that the Red Sox veteran won’t be 100% again in his career. It’s clear that Alex Cora is willing to play the long game to ensure that Pedroia will be back towards the latter part of the season, at the bare minimum.
Of course, it’s helped that in his absence, rookie sensation Michael Chavis has filled the void. The power hitting second baseman has collected 6 HR’s and 19 RBI’s since being promoted to the big league roster, and powered the Red Sox to a victory on Sunday – collecting a career high 5 RBI’s.
Additional news is certainly discouraging for those that have been hoping for an immediate return of Dustin Pedroia; however the possibility remains that he’ll be able to return in some capacity this season. At this point, there’s no reason to believe that retirement is on the table.