Red Sox

Expected return of Pedroia provides lineup options

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY)

Two weeks ago, the Red Sox didn't have enough in their lineup to win games. Beginning Tuesday, they may suddenly have more players than they know what to do with.

The expected return of Dustin Pedroia – who has been on the 10-day DL with left knee inflammation – will create a busy infield for manager John Farrell. In Pedroia’s absence, Eduardo Nunez has had a major impact, mostly while filling in at second.