Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has been activated off the disabled list and will play in Tuesday night game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team has announced. Pedroia, who was sidelined with a strained right hamstring, will bat in the No. 2 spot in the order.
The Red Sox placed Pedroia on the DL on July 25, after the infielder felt soreness in his hamstring following the previous game. An MRI showed no further damage, but the team felt the injury was severe enough to shut him down.
Pedroia first injured the hamstring on June 24, missing 16 games and returning to action after the All-Star break. He managed to play only six games, however, before going back onto the DL with a re-aggravation of the injury. Overall, Pedroia has hit .287 with nine home runs and 34 RBIs in 75 games this season.
The Red Sox are 65–72 and currently sit 13 games behind the first-place Blue Jays in the American League East.
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