NEW YORK — Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is on the disabled list for the third time this year because of knee trouble, but Manager John Farrell said there’s no indication he won’t play again this season.

The AL East leaders put Pedroia on the 10-day DL because of inflammation. The move was retroactive to Thursday. Left-hander Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before the team’s game against the Yankees.

Pedroia has been hobbled by knee problems since being injured on a late slide by Manny Machado at Baltimore on April 21.

Farrell said Pedroia needs more time for his irritation to subside, and there is no timetable for his return.

“There’s nothing we have right now that suggests he won’t be back,” Farrell said.

Pedroia had surgery last October to clean up his left knee. He came back strong this season, and the 33-year-old leads the team with a .303 batting average and a .378 on-base percentage. The former AL MVP has six home runs and 54 RBI.

CARDINALS: That didn’t take long: the team has announced a Rally Cat Night promotion for its Sept. 10 game against Pittsburgh.

A cat trotted on the field Wednesday with the Cardinals trailing Kansas City 5-4. After a short delay, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam on the next pitch, and St. Louis went on to an 8-5 win.

The cat was placed outside the ballpark and was picked up by a fan, who intended to take it home. But the feline jumped from her grasp and ran off. After a lengthy search, the cat was discovered in downtown St. Louis on Friday.

The team said Saturday that fans will be able to purchase a special ticket for the Sept. 10 game that will include a rally cat T-shirt. A portion of each ticket sold will go Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation and the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach. La Russa managed the Cardinals from 1996-2011.

The Cardinals are currently making arrangements to care for the cat on a long-term basis.

NATIONALS: Right-hander Stephen Strasburg will make a minor league rehab start Monday at Class A Potomac.

Strasburg has been on the disabled list since late July because of a right elbow nerve impingement. Pitching coach Mike Maddux said Strasburg is likely to throw about five innings and 75 pitches in his first rehab outing.

ROCKIES: Colorado agreed to a minor league contract with first baseman Ryan Howard, who will report to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Ryan, 37, hasn’t played in the majors this season but could be a September call-up.