Dustin Pedroia offers update on his current existence


For the first time since leaving his teammates in early June -- returning home to Arizona before undergoing joint preservation surgery on his left knee -- Dustin Pedroia will be back with the Red Sox.

According to the second baseman, Pedroia is slated to spend both games in Denver with Alex Cora's club.

In a text to WEEI.com Monday night, he offered an update on his status:

"Had a check-up with the doctor this morning and I'll see the guys the next two days and then I'll be in Vail until Monday rehabbing. The surgery went really great. I'm still on crutches for two more weeks but things are going really good compared to where I was before the surgery."

The procedure -- a chondroplasty that included the removal of some bone spurs -- was performed on Aug. 7 by Dr. Matt Provencher at the Steadman Clinic in Vail.

It remains unclear what path Pedroia intends to take once his rehabilitation from the surgery is complete.

Pedroia played in just six games this season. 

The Red Sox' second base production has been middle-of-the-pack this season, totaling a combined .257 batting average (15th) and .701 OPS (21st). Brock Holt has played the most games at the position (46) with Michael Chavis manning the spot 45 times. Others contributing at second base have been Marco Hernandez (32 games), Eduardo Nunez (31), Tzu-Wei Lin (8), Chris Owings (6) and Christian Vazquez (2).