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Dustin Pedroia | Second Baseman | #15

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / BOS
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Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) is in the Red Sox starting lineup on Thursday against the Rockies.
Just as he pledged late Wednesday night, after making an early exit with cramping in his right hamstring. Pedroia is batting second for the Red Sox on Thursday night against Colorado right-hander Jon Gray. Jackie Bradley Jr. will take a spin at leadoff with Mookie Betts getting a breather. May 26 - 3:08 PM

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Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) said that he will play against the Rockies on Thursday.

"Unless I'm benched," Pedroia said of his status for Thursday. He felt a cramp on a groundout in the early innings of Wednesday's stomping of the Rockies and the Red Sox training staff told him to take it easy. When he jogged into second on a fifth-inning double, he was subsequently lifted for pinch-runner Marco Hernandez. We will see if Pedroia can make good on his boast in Thursday's series finale versus Colorado.
May 25 - 10:48 PM

Dustin Pedroia was pulled from Wednesday's game against the Rockies due to right hamstring tightness.

They're dropping like flies in Boston. Catcher Ryan Hanigan was forced out of action due to illness earlier in the game. For his part, Pedroia hit a double to shallow left to lead off the fifth inning before Marco Hernandez came on for him as a pinch-runner. The Red Sox are calling this a precautionary move, but we should know more after the game's conclusion.
May 25 - 8:59 PM

Dustin Pedroia is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

Pedroia went 1-for-3 with a double in Game 1's 3-2 loss to the Royals. He will have the evening off, with Josh Rutledge taking over at second and batting sixth for the second half of the doubleheader.
May 18 - 6:02 PM

Dustin Pedroia is not in the Red Sox lineup against the Astros on Saturday.

It's just a breather for the second baseman, who has started 35 of the team's 36 games to date. And for good reason, as he's hitting a robust .303/.350/.487 with six homers, 20 RBI and 27 runs scored on the year. Josh Rutledge got the start at the keystone in Pedroia's absence.
May 14 - 9:47 AM

Dustin Pedroia had a two-run homer, a walk, a steal and three runs scored Wednesday against the A's.

That makes six homers for Pedroia, including three in the last week. He had his power sapped by wrist problems a couple of years back, but he's hit 18 homers in 125 games since the start of 2015. Between 2013 and 2014, he hit 16 homers in 295 games.
May 11 - 10:36 PM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with a home run as the Red Sox topped the White Sox 7-3 on Thursday.

It was the third time in his last eight games that Pedroia racked up three hits. The second baseman is sixth in the American League with 20 runs scored, and his .322 batting average is ninth-best in the league. He's hitting .322/.364/.496 with four homers and 14 RBI, but he's stopped running altogether after being a double-digit stolen base threat earlier in his career.
May 6 - 1:50 AM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-5 with two homers and five RBI to lead the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Braves on Wednesday.

Four games against the Braves was just what the doctor ordered for the Red Sox. Pedroia had two homers in a game for the seventh time in his career (oddly enough, four of those have come since the start of 2015). He also drove in five runs for the seventh time.
Apr 28 - 12:06 AM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-7 with a double, triple and run scored as the Red Sox topped the Astros 7-5 on Sunday night in Houston.

The diminutive second sacker has been on fire at the plate through the first three weeks of the season, slashing .321/.361/.449 with one homer and six RBI. He still hasn't swiped a base though, despite his preseason proclamation that he would be running more in 2016.
Apr 25 - 1:14 AM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-6 and hit his first homer Thursday against the Rays.

The third hit was the 1,500th of his career. At 32, he's quite a long shot to reach 3,000 in his career. Still, he won't need to get all of the there to be Cooperstown worthy. He will need to stay relatively healthy into his mid-30s.
Apr 21 - 5:59 PM

Dustin Pedroia is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

It looks to be a simple day off. Marco Hernandez is filling in for Pedroia at second base. The Red Sox also have Chris Young in left field over Brock Holt and Ryan Hanigan at catcher over Christian Vazquez.

Dustin Pedroia finished 3-for-5 with two RBI as the Red Sox topped the Blue Jays 8-4 on Saturday.

Pedroia opened the scoring for the visiting Red Sox with a run-scoring groundout in the top of the third and then later added an RBI double in the top of the sixth. The veteran second baseman is 6-for-19 (.316) through four games this season. If he can stay healthy, he is going to be highly productive.
Apr 9 - 4:11 PM

Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-3 with a double Sunday as the Red Sox topped the Phillies 5-1.

Pedroia isn't getting any respect in fantasy leagues this year, even though he was quite good while healthy last year. He still looks like a top-10 second baseman from here, especially with the Boston lineup likely to be better.
Mar 27 - 4:27 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Dustin Pedroia is 8-10 pounds lighter than he was last season.

He's slimmed down a bit after bulking up last offseason. The lighter, more aerodynamic Pedroia should be more active on the base paths this year after recording just eight steals over his last two seasons. Of course, he may not hit for as much power. Pedroia's .441 slugging percentage last season was his highest since 2012.
Feb 22 - 12:56 PM

Dustin Pedroia announced Saturday at the Red Sox' Winter Weekend that he plans to run more in 2016.

The 32-year-old has altered his training regimen this winter in order to improve his speed and agility on the bases. He explained that part of the reason he hasn't run as much in recent seasons is that he was hitting in front of David Ortiz and he didn't want opposing hitters to simply walk Big Papi if he swiped second base. Perhaps he can return to his thieving ways from when he averaged 21 swipes per season from 2011-2013.
Jan 23 - 3:48 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Marco Hernandez
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Eduardo Rodriguez
4Joe Kelly
5Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Clay Buchholz
10Brandon Workman