Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

Dustin Pedroia’s long road back from his 2017 knee surgery just got longer.

The Red Sox announced Monday that Pedroia has been recalled from his minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Portland due to “minor left knee soreness.” No more information was immediately available.

Pedroia was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday when his knee acted up. On Sunday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said he was “surprised” by Pedroia coming out of in the lineup in Portland.

“Hopefully it’s nothing,” Cora said.

Pedroia appeared in five games in Portland dating back to May 2. He went 4-for-16.

The 35-year-old Pedroia has played in just nine Major League games since the end of the 2017 season, when he underwent cartilage restoration surgery. He remains on the 10-day injured list.

More information on Pedroia’s timetable could be available Tuesday before the Red Sox open up a series with the Colorado Rockies. The Sox are off Monday.

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