Latest Dustin Pedroia News

Betts, Moreland homer in 8th, Red Sox beat Rays 6-4

Apr. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hasn't looked much like the 2018 AL MVP yet. Two key hits Friday night might help jumpstart the Boston star's season. Betts and Mitch Moreland hit back-to-back homers for the go-ahead runs in the eighth inning and the struggling Red Sox beat the MLB-best Tampa Bay...

Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia gets good news on knee injury

Apr. 19, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he got good news about the irritation in his left knee that caused his return to the 10-day injured list. The 35-year-old started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee and was activated April 9. He...

Pedroia gets good news on latest knee injury

Apr. 19, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said he got good news about the irritation in his left knee that caused his return to the 10-day injured list. The 35-year-old started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee and was activated April 9. He...

LEADING OFF: Red Sox-Rays at opposite ends, Sabathia sharp

Apr. 19, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit deficit. Rays...

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Apr. 18, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have placed second baseman Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day injured list with left knee irritation. The 35-year-old Pedroia started the season on the injured list with inflammation in his left knee. He was reinstated April 9 and appeared in four games with Boston, making four...

LEADING OFF: Braves need a closer, Royals-Chisox tempers

Apr. 18, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: CLOSER NEEDED The Braves have a big hole in their bullpen now that closer Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after having right shoulder surgery. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has heard fans chanting at SunTrust Park for the team to sign free...

Gardner slam lifts Yanks over Red Sox 5-3 for 2-game sweep

Apr. 18, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brett Gardner smiled through the fog left from a gaudy celebration in the New York Yankees clubhouse, part of the new postgame routine that includes the razzle-dazzle of a smoke machine and strobe lights. "I think the idea was to play it after we win big games," he said. This was as big as...

Boston's Pedroia leaves game with left knee discomfort

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Dustin Pedroia's painful left knee forced him out of Wednesday night's 5-3 loss to the Yankees after 1 1/2 innings, and the Boston second baseman planned to remain in New York for an examination rather than travel with the team to Tampa Bay. The 2008 AL MVP was hurt when he fouled off an...

Welcome to the rivalry: Paxton Ks 12, Yanks rout Red Sox 8-0

Apr. 16, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale found his...

Red Sox swap catchers, cutting Swihart and calling up León

Apr. 16, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox hope to recharge their pitching staff by changing the battery. Catcher Blake Swihart, once a top prospect and promising piece for Boston's future, was designated for assignment Tuesday, and veteran Sandy León was called up from Triple-A. The World Series champions...