Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation

Red Sox place Pedroia on injured list with knee irritation
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia follows through on his RBI single against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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 starts at second base and two as a designated hitter and going 2 for 20 (.100) with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

To fill Pedroia’s spot, Boston is recalling right-handed pitcher Marcus Walden from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Walden has appeared in five games this season. The right-hander is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA. In 13 major league appearances with Boston, Walden is 2-0 with one save and a 3.57 ERA.

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