Pedroia has played just nine games over the past two seasons trying to recover from the injury. He last played a game on April 17, 2019, and collected three hits in 34 plate appearances over the course of the season.
Pedroia is now discussing his options with his family, the Red Sox and his representation.
News of Pedroia’s setback was first reported by the Boston Globe.
Pedroia underwent knee joint preservation surgery last year, often an alternative to full knee replacement, and spent much of the 2019 season away from the team rehabilitating his injury and spending time with his family.
Pedroia, whose gritty nature and willingness to fight through injuries has endeared him to Red Sox fans, expressed doubts last May that he would be able to return to the field.
“I’m at a point right now where I need some time. That’s what my status is,” Pedroia said. “Some days,…