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Sunday’s most important league pocket book: Pedroia may be activated

PHOENIX — Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia could be activated for Tuesday’s home opener in opposition to Toronto.
Pedroia, the 2008 AL MVP, has been slowed seeing that a slide into his surgically repaired left knee at second base with the aid of Manny Machado of Baltimore on April 21, 2017. Pedroia had left knee surgery on Oct. 25, 2017, and changed into limited to 3 massive league video games in 2018, from May 26-29.
He performed Thursday and Friday for Class A Greenville, going three for 5 with a double and a stroll, then went 0 for four with a walk Sunday. Manager Alex Cora said Pedroia, 35, will meet the Red Sox in Boston after the opening eleven-sport ride.
Eduardo Nunez commenced at second base, an afternoon after Brock Holt became put on the injured listing due to a scratched cornea in his right eye. Holt said he turned into hurt when his 2-12 months-old son, Griff, poked him in the eye March 28.
“It changed into the morning of establishing day,” Holt stated. “I went up and were given Griff out of bed, and one in every one of his fingernails got me precise. It’s now not funny, but it is humorous.”
ORIOLES: Chris Davis was zero for 4 with two strikeouts Sunday. He is zero for 23 with thirteen strikeouts this season and is hitless in forty-four at-bats in view that a second-inning double off James Shields of the Chicago White Sox closing Sept. 14.
Davis is two shy of the file for consecutive hitless at-bats via a role player, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Eugenio Velez went hitless in his very last forty-six at-bats of the 2011 season, one more than the previous mark shared through Bill Bergen of Pittsburgh (1909), Dave Campbell of San Diego and St. Louis (1973) and Craig Counsell of Milwaukee (in advance in 2011).
METS: Catcher Travis d’Arnaud was activated, nearly 365 days after undergoing Tommy John surgery to restore a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
D’Arnaud changed into reinstated from the ten-day injured list, and the Mets optioned catcher Tomas Nido to Triple-A Syracuse.
BRAVES: Atlanta positioned catcher Brian McCann on the ten-day injured list with right hamstring stress.