Dustin Pedroia will not be in attendance at Boston Red Sox spring training camp when position players are required to report here Monday.
“He’s still sore,” interim manager Ron Roenicke said Thursday at JetBlue Park. “The knee is still sore. So the setback is still there. He won’t be here Monday. And he’s just going to try to evaluate what happens here. He’s going to continue to talk to the people in Arizona and (head trainer) Brad (Pearson) to figure out what the next step is and where he goes from it.”
Pedroia has appeared in only nine games the past two seasons. He underwent a cartilage restoration procedure Oct. 25, 2017. He had scar tissue removed during an arthroscopic surgery in late July 2018, then had a joint preservation procedure on his knee in August 2019.