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AL East: Boston sends Pedroia to DL

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Check out what’s going on in the American League East.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox have placed Dustin Pedroia on the 10-day disabled list with left knee inflammation. While this opens up a roster spot for Addison Reed, it’s a hefty blow to Boston’s defense. This leaves Eduardo Nunez to hold down the fort at second base.

The veteran stronghold is slashing .307/.381/.411, providing some of the best offense on the team. However, there is a silver lining to this DL stint. The move is retroactive to July 29, so Pedrioa could be back as soon as next Tuesday. Everyone can exhale now.

Here’s what else is going down in the American League East: