Pedroia's left knee was too inflamed for him to play Friday night for the AL East leaders at Yankee Stadium, and Red Sox manager John Farrell said a return to the DL was possible.
NEW YORK (AP) — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is back on the disabled list for the third time this year because of knee trouble, but manager John Farrell said there's no indication the Boston All-Star won't play again this season.
The AL East leaders put Pedroia on the 10-day DL with inflammation Saturday before taking on New York at Yankee Stadium.
Nunez hit .407 with four homers and 12 RBIs in his first 12 games after being traded from San Francisco to Boston in late July.
Farrell said he wanted an extra lefty for the bullpen this weekend at Yankee Stadium, possibly to turn around switch-hitters Aaron Hicks and Chase Headley.
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