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Pedroia's status uncertain for Yankees series

Second baseman still mending from right hamstring injury

BOSTON -- When the Yankees come to Fenway for a big three-game series on Friday, Dustin Pedroia will be eligible to be activated from the disabled list. If it doesn't happen Friday, it could happen Saturday or Sunday. Or the team could still go with a more conservative path and wait until after the All-Star break.

"Knowing that Friday is the first day [Pedroia is eligible], it'll probably be day-to-day, our decision-making, as we get past Friday," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "The work continues to increase -- the volume, the intensity, all baseball-related stuff. Pedey has responded each day physically well from that. He's going to be on the field when he's first ready, without any undue risk."

Pedroia is on the mend from a right hamstring injury.

"What I don't want to say is that it's going to be [back] Friday and then, all of a sudden, for a reason or another [he isn't]," said Farrell. "The best way to describe it is he's going to be on the field as soon as he's ready."

Ian Browne is a reporter for
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