Pedroia to be shelved by surgery

Posted October 27, 2017

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia underwent successful knee cartilage restoration surgery Wednesday, the team announced. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY. In a press release, the Red Sox said that "it is anticipated Pedroia would return to games in approximately seven months".

Pedroia, 34, had surgery on the same knee last off-season, but was ready for the regular season. Browne also reported that Pedroia will not be ready to play baseball for at least 7 months and could be out until May of next season.

Brock Holt, Deven Marrero, Marco Hernandez and Tzu-Wei Lin are among the internal options who could fill in for Pedroia.

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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss the start of next season.

Pedroia made two trips to the disabled list (29 days combined) during 2017 because of left knee inflammation. He batted.293 with seven homers and 62 RBIs. He's the fourth member of the Red Sox to undergo surgery this offseason, joining first baseman/DH Hanley Ramirez, starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and reliever Robby Scott.