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Dustin Pedroia | Second Baseman

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
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Dustin Pedroia will bat leadoff Saturday against the Angels.
Pedroia hasn't batted leadoff since last season. His lifetime average in the leadoff spot is .264, much lower than his .303 clip hitting elsewhere. Mookie Betts typically hits leadoff for the Sox, but he's getting the day off. May 23 - 4:47 PM

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Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-4 with an RBI as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays on Saturday in Toronto.

His RBI single got the Red Sox on the board in the fifth inning, but that would be the only scoring they'd do on the afternoon. He's off to a solid start offensively this season, hitting .278/.361/.452 with five homers and 13 RBI.
May 9 - 4:24 PM

Dustin Pedroia launched his fifth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Yankees on Saturday.

Pedroia blasted a Nathan Eovaldi offering over the Green Monster for a solo homer that got the Red Sox on the board in the fourth inning. With the 1-for-4 effort, he's now batting .290/.374/.495 with five long balls and 11 RBI on the year.
May 2 - 4:25 PM

Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-5 and hit his fourth homer Wednesday versus the Rays.

With his thumb healthy, Pedroia is on pace to top his 2013 (nine) and 2014 (seven) homer totals by the end of May.
Apr 22 - 10:42 PM

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

It's just a day of rest. Brock Holt is handling second base in Pedroia's place and is also hitting leadoff, pushing Mookie Betts to the two-spot. Ryan Hanigan is on the bench Sunday, as well, with Sandy Leon catching Rick Porcello.
Apr 19 - 10:38 AM

Dustin Pedroia walked, singled twice, and hit a solo home run in five plate appearances in Tuesday's victory against the Nationals.

Pedroia had cooled off considerably since his two-homer performance on Opening Day, but was able to lace his third home run of the season down the left field line and over the Green Monster off of Stephen Strasburg in the fourth inning. Along with the trio of round-trippers, Pedroia is batting .278 with six RBI.
Apr 14 - 9:42 PM

Dustin Pedroia singled and clubbed a pair of solo home runs in five trips to the plate in Monday's Opening Day win versus the Phillies.

Pedroia put the Red Sox up early with a first-inning, one-out solo shot off of Cole Hamels. He made it 3-0 with a fifth inning round-tripper. Considering Pedroia didn't hit his first home run until May 2 last season, and he only finished with seven in total, the power display right out of the gate is a nice sign for the Red Sox.
Apr 6 - 7:04 PM

Dustin Pedroia said Saturday that he expects his power to return in 2015 following surgery to repair a left wrist issue that bothered him throughout last season.

"The ball’s going to go farther," Pedroia said. "The balls are going 400 feet now (in batting practice). And then, when you add 5 mph (against pitchers), I’m not a chemist or anything, it’s probably going to go 500." The second baseman noted that the wrist issue kept him from doing any upper-body workouts last year, which sapped his bat speed and strength. Pedroia had a career-low seven homers and .376 slugging percentage in 2014, but those numbers have a good chance to rebound in 2015.
Jan 25 - 9:13 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Tuesday that Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is doing "great" and has been completely cleared for baseball activities.

Pedroia underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist last September. The injury bothered him for nearly the entire season, resulting in a disappointing .278/.337/.376 batting line with just seven home runs and six stolen bases. It's fair to expect a bounceback in 2015, even if he's no longer one of the elite options at second base in fantasy leagues.
Jan 14 - 12:19 PM

Dustin Pedroia (wrist) said Wednesday on Boston's WEEI that he is already "back to 100 percent" health.

Pedroia underwent season-ending surgery on his left wrist in early September, capping off a disappointing year in which he batted just .278/.337/.376 with seven homers and six stolen bases (both career-lows). "Now that [the wrist is] fixed, it’s night and day," Pedroia told WEEI. "I can already tell. There’s a lot of IOUs to hand out to people, so I’m pretty excited about it." The 31-year-old second baseman is fully capable of bouncing back in 2015.
Source: WEEI
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 09:22:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia has been named the 2014 American League Gold Glove winner at second base.

Pedroia's offense has been in decline, but he remains a fantastic defensive second baseman. The Gold Glove is his second straight and fourth overall. He beat out Robinson Cano and Ian Kinsler for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.

Specifically, he underwent a "first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy" of his wrist. Either way, he's expected to be fully recovered by spring training next year. Pedroia finished 2014 with a career-worst .278/.337/.376 batting line.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia will undergo season-ending surgery Thursday on his injured left hand.

Pedroia has been dealing with pain in the wrist for nearly the entire 2014 campaign and it has resulted in a career-worst .278/.337/.376 batting line. The star second baseman should be ready for the start of spring training in 2015 and will be a strong bounceback candidate in his age 31 season.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 05:15:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said in a radio interview on WEEI 850 AM Wednesday that Dustin Pedroia (wrist) is "probably inactive" for the rest of the season.

Farrell noted that a date for wrist surgery for Pedroia hasn't been set yet, but it sounds like, as expected, that he's indeed done for the season whether he has an operation or not. A procedure is considered likely. Pedroia has played through pain in his left wrist/thumb area since early April, which has no doubt contributed to a disappointing .278/.337/.376 batting line.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia could undergo season-ending surgery on his left hand.

We already knew that he may be shut down for the season, but the news that he could have an operation is new information. Pedroia admitted that his hand/wrist has been bothering him for essentially the entire season, which would help explain his disappointing .278/.337/.376 batting line with just seven homers. His numbers were also down in 2013 due to a left thumb issue that he eventually had surgery for. Pedroia noted that if he does elect to have surgery, the procedure wouldn't be as invasive as the last one and he'd have a normal offseason.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 11:16:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Blake Swihart
2Sandy Leon
3Ryan Hanigan
4Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Daniel Nava
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Shane Victorino
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Matt Barnes
6Tommy Layne
7Steven Wright
8Brandon Workman
9Heath Hembree
10Anthony Varvaro