Red Sox 2B Pedroia returns to lineup after knee surgery

BOSTON — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia's comeback from offseason knee surgery is complete.

The 2008 AL MVP and four-time All Star is in Boston's starting lineup for Saturday's interleague game against the Atlanta Braves.

The 34-year-old Pedroia admitted to some nervousness in the clubhouse before batting practice.

"Yeah, it's been a long time, a lot of work put into to get to this point," he said. "So, yeah, I'll be a little nervous."

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