Dustin Pedroia activated

Updated: August 17, 2010, 6:54 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It wouldn't be the Red Sox without a little roster shuffling.

Second baseman Dustin Pedroia, of course, was activated, after an absence of 44 games, which is one more game than the Sox have left to play. The team was 23-21 while he was out. To make room for him on the roster, the Sox optioned left-handed reliever Dustin Richardson back to Pawtucket, the club informing him before they left Texas on Sunday night.

The surprise Tuesday was to see outfielder Daniel Nava ...

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