Dustin Pedroia remains out of Boston lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup for the second straight game because of concussion-like symptoms.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Monday's game against Tampa Bay that Pedroia is feeling a little better but still experiencing symptoms. Farrell is not optimistic about Pedroia playing in a three-game series with the New York Yankees that begins Tuesday night.

Pedroia left Saturday night's 7-0 loss to the Rays in the second inning. He was elbowed in the head by Logan Forsythe, who was sliding head-first into second.

Boston designated hitter David Ortiz is also out of Monday's lineup. Farrell said the team had planned to give some off days to Ortiz, who recently fouled a ball off his foot. Farrell felt that Monday was a good day, with Tampa Bay starting left-hander Drew Smyly.

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