Dustin Pedroia Expected to Be Back in Action Monday After Tweaking Knee


Dustin Pedroia Expected to Be Back in Action Monday After Tweaking Knee The injury bug bit Dustin Pedroia prior to Sunday's game, knocking him out after Pedroia tweaked his knee during Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Tigers.

"I wasn't moving around real well, but I'm trying to be in there every inning," Pedroia said, according to The Providence Journal.

Pedroia will get his chance to be in every inning in Monday's affair against the Yankees. The injury wasn't serious enough to necessitate a further look at the injury and the day off should suffice.

Good news continues to come out of the other Red Sox' injured players. Mike Cameron has been rehabbing at Triple-A Pawtucket, and while his timetable keeps getting pushed back, Cameron still figures to return at some point this week, most likely against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.

Cameron is suffering from a sports hernia, originally diagnosed as an abdominal tear. While the center fielder figures to play the remainder of the year, he will likely require offseason surgery.

"Every single person I?ve talked to who?s had this had surgery [needs it]," Cameron told The Providence Journal. "Every single one."

Cameron is slated to play left field for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Sunday.

Joining Cameron in Pawtucket is Jacoby Ellsbury, who begins a rehab assignment with the team Monday in its 1:05 p.m. start. He will then head up to Portland to play with the Double-A SeaDogs as the PawSox depart on a road trip. He will be the designated hitter for one of the games.

Then, Fenway is his next destination on Wednesday to be re-evaluated. The assumption is that Ellsbury will require several more rehab games, putting him on target to return perhaps as soon as the May 24 game at Tampa Bay.

While Red Sox fans only know Boof Bonser from spring training before he injured his groin and aggravated his surgically repaired right shoulder, the right-hander is inching closer to being able to help the big league squad.

Bonser threw four innings of scoreless ball on May 12 and topped out at 94 mph with his fastball. The Red Sox do not need to make a decision on Bonser's status for three more weeks.

The last injured Red Sox player of note is Josh Beckett, who had his Friday start skipped after complaining of back spasms. These issues have subsided, and Beckett will pitch in the Bronx against the Yankees on Tuesday.

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