Red Sox

Pedroia’s balky knee forces second DL stint

(Kim Klement/USA TODAY)

NEW YORK — As expected, Dustin Pedroia was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday morning, still battling inflammation of the left knee.

This marks Pedroia's second trip to the DL in the last few weeks. He was first placed on the DL on Aug. 1, retroactive to July 29, with the same knee issue. Pedroia was activated last Tuesday and returned to the Red Sox lineup that night at Tropicana Field, serving as the Red Sox' DH. He was held out Wednesday, with the Sox not wanting him to play on the artificial playing surface at Tropicana Field so soon after returning to action.