Dustin Pedroia continued his rehab assignment Friday night in Rochester, New York, when he was in the lineup as the designated hitter for Triple-A Pawtucket.

Pedroia went 0 for 2 with two strikeouts and two walks.

“The way he swung the bat (Thursday), the way he moved, he should be fine,” Red Sox Manager Alex Cora said.

When Pedroia comes back, what will the Red Sox do with Eduardo Nunez?

“He’s going to play,” Cora said. “I mean, more than people think. Just moving him around. Everybody is going to benefit from having Dustin here. The bench will be stronger. You can give Rafael Devers a few days, Xander Bogaerts a few days, and you don’t feel that you have no options late in the game. I think everybody is going to benefit.”

Nunez his hitting .240 with a .627 OPS this year. He hit .321 with an .892 OPS with the Red Sox last season.

“He had a horrible game the other day, he’ll tell you,” Cora said. “He saw nine pitches and swung at eight, and it seemed like seven were not in the strike zone. But he was coming from a good road trip. When he’s trying to hit the ball the other way, he’s in a good place. When he tries to pull the ball, he gets into trouble because he starts to expand.”

RANGERS: Texas put left-hander Matt Moore on the 10-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

The Rangers recalled right-hander Ariel Jurado, 22, from Double-A Frisco. Jurado 1-1 with a 2.57 ERA in six starts for Frisco this season.

Moore has felt discomfort in the knee since spring training. He allowed five runs on five hits in 32/3 innings on Friday night against the White Sox. He’s 1-5 with a 7.99 ERA in 10 games.

“He fought through it, but just felt like it got to a point to where we have to give him time to calm down,” Manager Jeff Banister said.

TWINS: Minnesota lost a key member of its batting order when first baseman Joe Mauer was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical strain and concussion-like symptoms.

Mauer was pulled from Friday’s game in the fifth inning with what the team called “neck stiffness” stemming from a dive for a foul ball May 11.

Manager Paul Molitor said Mauer also was experiencing balance issues and sensitivity to light, which contributed to his removal.

“We ran through the protocol,” said Molitor, “and there was no definitive answer there as far as what exactly is ongoing, but given his history … it looks like it’s gonna be at least a few days.”

METS: Rookie Tomas Nido has replaced Jose Lobaton as the backup to newly acquired catcher Devin Mesoraco, primarily so he can observe the eight-year veteran.

Starter Travis d’Arnaud’s season ended after four games because of a torn elbow ligament and backup Kevin Plawecki isn’t expected back for at least another week after breaking his left hand April 11.

Nido was brought up when Plawecki got hurt, and hit .135 with one RBI in 17 games and 37 at-bats. He was sent back to the minors after the Mets obtained Mesoraco from Cincinnati on April 8 for former ace Matt Harvey.

BRAVES: Shortstop Dansby Swanson was reinstated from the disabled list.

Swanson missed 13 games with left wrist inflammation. He hit .146 in 41 at-bats before winching in an at-bat and getting removed from a game at New York.

Swanson, the 2015 No. 1 overall draft pick, started the season strong, and is hitting .289 with two homers and 15 RBI overall.


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