Dustin Pedroia. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The MLB-leading Red Sox will take their nine-game winning streak into Fenway tonight to host a Blue Jays team they're 7-2 against this year, but Dustin Pedroia will be a spectator, just like the rest of us. The second baseman's only played in three games this year because of a knee injury, and he's headed home to Arizona to continue his rehab.
It'll be four-to-five weeks before he even has another MRI, putting his chances of playing again this year in doubt.
Dustin Pedroia Sent Home, May Be Done For Red Sox Season
"There's no timetable, I mean, I can't control how the human body heals," Pedroia said. "I'd love to play right now. I can't. Once everything heals permanently, and we'll check that with MRIs and things like that how I'm progressing, and once that happens and I maintain my strength and keep working hard at that, it shouldn't be long. Hopefully I just heal fast."
Pedroia admitted he's obviously disappointed, but can't do anything about that. He just has to let the injury fully heal this time so he can come back for good. But, the 34-year-old, four-time All-Star insisted, when he does return, he'll be better than ever.
After this season, Pedroia still has three years left on his contract for a total of $40 million.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports