Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to miss more than a month of the 2018 season after left knee surgery.
The team announced that Pedroia's anticipated return will be in approximately seven months.More news: Apple finds a new enterprise partner in GE
The 34-year-old USA infielder, twice a World Series champion with the Red Sox, underwent a cartilage restoration procedure at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NY.More news: Audio: SFO tower tries to get Air Canada pilot's attention
Pedroia also underwent surgery on the same knee last October, that time to fix a torn meniscus.
Pedroia made two trips to the disabled list (29 days combined) during 2017 because of left knee inflammation.More news: Oil pares gains as U.S. fuel stockpiles rise
Pedroia, who played his college baseball at Arizona State University, was originally selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft. He also had a rather underwhelming season overall, registering a slash line of.293/.369/.392 with seven home runs, 19 doubles and 62 RBIs over 463 plate appearances.