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Pedroia to undergo MRI on sore knee, ankle

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BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox won't test Dustin Pedroia's injured left knee and ankle in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, and the second baseman will undergo an MRI on Monday in Boston, manager John Farrell announced.

"The fact that he still has the symptoms he does, we're going to rule everything out," Farrell said of the four-time All-Star. "His importance to us speaks for itself. As with any of our players, when you get into a situation like this, you give it a 24- to 48-hour period to see how it responds. At this point, it warrants a further look."

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BALTIMORE -- The Red Sox won't test Dustin Pedroia's injured left knee and ankle in Sunday's series finale against the Orioles, and the second baseman will undergo an MRI on Monday in Boston, manager John Farrell announced.

"The fact that he still has the symptoms he does, we're going to rule everything out," Farrell said of the four-time All-Star. "His importance to us speaks for itself. As with any of our players, when you get into a situation like this, you give it a 24- to 48-hour period to see how it responds. At this point, it warrants a further look."

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Farrell stated that swelling exists in both areas.

Pedroia, batting .258 in 16 games this season, suffered the injury in Friday's 2-0 loss on Manny Machado's slide into second base.

Marco Hernandez replaced Pedroia in the lineup for the second game in a row and batted ninth against Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman on Sunday.

• Infielder Josh Rutledge continues making progress from a left hamstring injury that has kept him sidelined this season. Farrell said Rutledge will ideally play two more nine-inning games on his current rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket, with exposure at first and third base.

"He's feeling good physically," Farrell said.

Ben Standig is a contributor to MLB.com.

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