Dustin Pedroia
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) doubles in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore earlier this season. Reuters/Tommy Gilligan/USA Today Sports

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be out commission for the Boston Red Sox because of soreness in his left knee. Pedroia suffered the injury in Boston’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

"I don't even know,'' Pedroia told ESPN.com when asked about the knee injury. "I just woke up yesterday and it was sore. That's why they wanted to get me checked.'' The apparent cause of the injury was when Pedroia slid into second base on a sixth-inning play. Team manager John Farrell said that resting Pedroia would be more of a precaution as medical tests revealed there was no structural damage to the knee.

Pedroia said he’d be ready to play in “a couple of days.” The Red Sox are currently last in the East Division of the American League with 28 wins against 38 losses so far this season.