BOSTON — Saturday marked the end of another rocky rehab week for Dustin Pedroia.
Pedroia was due to return to Boston late Sunday night and will meet with Red Sox medical staff members before rejoining the Sea Dogs for their Monday home series at Hadlock Field.
“I talked to him this morning and he doesn’t feel it’s something major,” Boston manager Alex Cora said on Sunday. “Just him being smart about it — he’s not going to take any chances at this point.”
Pedroia was held out of the Portland lineup earlier in the week due to wet field conditions, and Sunday’s rainout also kept Pedroia from putting in any work. He’s managed five games thus far with the Sea Dogs, going 4-for-16 at the plate — all singles — and playing error-free defense.
“He texted me and I talked to him this morning,” Cora said. “In his own words, ‘Finally I’m smart.’ Hopefully it’s nothing. Hopefully it’s the brace — it’s too tight or something. I don’t know. We’ll find out tomorrow.”
Michael Chavis continues to settle into the everyday role at second base in Boston, making his team-high 16th start there on Sunday.
The Red Sox are 11-5 with Chavis at second after Sunday’s 11-2 series finale victory over the Mariners.