Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is nursing a sore left knee that will keep him out for at least one game. 

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Pedroia Out vs. Orioles

Tuesday, Sept. 20’s Rob Bradford relayed the update. 

The fan favorite and franchise icon is one of the most productive and consistent hitters in the lineup nearly every season. Boston is a more dangerous team when the four-time All-Star, former American League MVP (2008) and former American League Rookie of the Year (2007) is playing on an everyday basis.

This season, he’s batting .325/.384/.452 with 13 home runs and 67 RBI over the course of 650 plate appearances.  

Pedroia dealt with injuries during the 2015 season and appeared in only 93 games. It was the first time since 2010 that the second baseman failed to play in at least 135 contests, but he did hit .291 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI when he was healthy.

With Brock Holt away from the Red Sox for two days due to a death in the family, per BradfordMarco Hernandez will draw the start at second base in Pedroia’s absence. 

According to’s Scott Lauber, Hernandez will bat ninth.  

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