Red Sox place Dustin Pedroia back on disabled list

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Dustin Pedroia is going back on the shelf.

The Boston Red Sox on Saturday placed their second baseman on the disabled list — retroactive to Aug. 9 — and, in turn, recalled left-handed pitcher Robby Scott, the team announced.

The infielder hit the disabled list on Aug. 1 after meeting with a doctor to evaluate knee inflammation. Pedroia, who underwent surgery in the offseason to repair the meniscus in his left knee, originally hit the disabled list owning a slash line of .307/.381/.411 with six home runs and 54 RBI across 383 plate appearances. He returned to the lineup on Aug. 8 against the Rays and went 0-for-4 with a walk and a run.

Brock Holt got the nod at second for Wednesday’s game against the Rays and Eduardo Nunez took over at third. Following an off day on Thursday, Nunez played in Pedroia’s spot while Rafael Devers manned the hot corner on Friday against the Yankees.

Scott has already made 41 appearances for the Red Sox this season.

The 27-year-old southpaw is 1-1 with a 3.38 and 1.050 WHIP across 26.2 innings, striking out 20 hitters against 10 walks. He has yet to give up a run over 7.1 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

Scott made his debut last September but was not added to the postseason roster.

The Red Sox had a golden opportunity to take down the Yankees on Friday despite giving up five runs to go down 5-3 entering the top of the 9th. After Aroldis Chapman walked the bases loaded, Boston was unable to capitalize en route to a 5-4 loss.

The two meet again on Saturday at 4:05 ET in The Bronx.

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