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Former A.L. MVP Dustin Pedroia transferred to 60-day IL with recurring knee pain

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox won’t have four-time All-Star and former American League MVP Dustin Pedroia back in the lineup any time soon.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports shared that Pedroia has been transferred to the 60-day injured list, and that he would be holding a press conference later on Monday.

Some might speculate that this is the end of the road for the former MVP. However, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe believes Pedroia is not yet ready to abandon his career.

Pedroia has been out of commission since April 17. He was forced to make an early exit from a rehab start with Double-A Portland on Friday due to his knee feeling “cranky.”

It’s been a brutal couple of seasons for Pedroia since the start of 2018. He’s managed to appear in a grand total of nine games. This year, appearing in six, he has a .100 average with just two hits in 20 at-bats.