The veteran utility man notched his first multi-hit effort since May 12 in Monday's loss, snapping an 0-for-8 stretch that had encompassed the last four games in which he'd notched at least one at-bat. Pennington has bounced back after a difficult April in which he hit just .179, as he's now slashing .279/.354/.279 over 48 plate appearances in May.
One game into a 10-game road trip, Pedroia flew back to Boston for an MRI on the wrist. We obviously have to wait on the results, but it appears Rutledge will be the starting second basemen for the next couple of games at the very least. Boston's infield depth has been strained by injuries, making Rutledge a vital roster piece. With Pablo Sandoval (knee) set to return later this week, Deven Marrero can move off third base and provide some necessary infield depth.
Miller was able to run and hit Monday without a hitch, clearing the way for him to head out on a rehab assignment. If all goes well, he could be back in the lineup after a short rehab stint.
Schoop is locked into a mini heater with four extra-base hits and six runs through his past five games. He's turning in another serviceable fantasy campaign with seven homers, 24 RBI, 23 runs and a .275/.324/.480 slash line, which has him on track to take a run at topping his solid 2016 numbers (25, 82, 82 and .267/.298/.454).
Pedroia left Monday's game in the second inning after spraining his wrist in a collision with Jose Abreu. Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald said initial X-rays taken in Chicago came back negative, which is good news, but Pedroia will still have the team doctors check him out Tuesday in Boston. More should be known about his status following Tuesday's tests.
Pedroia suffered the injury after colliding with Jose Abreu in the first inning, and although Red Sox trainers allowed him to stay in the field to finish out the frame, the second baseman remained in the dugout for the bottom of the second inning, with Josh Rutledge replacing him. The team is expected to provide more clarity on the extent of Pedroia's injury prior to Tuesday's contest, but he should be viewed as day-to-day for the time being.
Pedroia collided with the White Sox's Jose Abreu in the first inning and may have tweaked the left knee that had been bothering him heading into the past weekend. The Red Sox should offer more details on the nature of Pedroia's injury after Monday's contest. Josh Rutledge came off the bench to replace Pedroia at the keystone in the second inning.
The second baseman has gone 20-for-57 (.351 batting average) with nine extra-base hits, 13 RBI, eight runs and a 1.078 OPS through 13 games over the past two weeks. He's settled in as the leadoff hitter, and Kipnis is proving that he's fully past the shoulder injury that cost him the first 16 games of the season.
Schoop has been on a bit of a tear of late and has homered in two of his last four games to raise his triple-slash line to a respectable .275/.326/.479 with 22 RBI and 23 runs scored in 184 plate appearances. The 25-year-old should continue to be a solid source of power from the second base position in a potent Baltimore lineup.
The utility infielder is batting only .185 with no RBI and two runs in 32 plate appearances for the Rays after being brought over from Cleveland. Ramirez is currently sharing time with Daniel Robertson at the keystone with Brad Miller (abdomen) on the DL. The light-hitting 34-year-old is a desperation middle infield option in the deepest of AL-only affairs.