Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains sidelined Tues.
Dustin Pedroia (ribs) remains out of the Red Sox starting lineup Tuesday.Advice
: Pedroia took a pitch to the ribs on Sunday night and was in serious pain, but X-rays turned up negative and he's considered day-to-day for now. Josh Rutledge will start at second base for Boston on Tuesday night against the Royals. Daily Slant: Pedroia's absence will open up a spot towards the top of the lineup for Chris Young, who will slot second against Matt Strahm. For those looking for near minimum priced hitters to make paying up for Chris Sale more reasonable, Young is well worth considering against LHP. His sample size this season is still small, but Young finished with a .260 ISO and 165 wRC+ against LHP last year, numbers that make his current asking price look like a bargain. Rotoworld.com