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Dustin Pedroia | Second Baseman | #15

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Dustin Pedroia (knee) told reporters Saturday that he feels great and is no longer in any pain.
Pedroia noted that throughout the 2017 season, it hurt to get up and walk around, but that he could tell immediately after his surgery that the issue had been corrected. The Red Sox still plan to take things cautiously with him during spring training, but barring any setbacks there's a chance he could be ready for Opening Day. Feb 17 - 9:25 AM

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Dustin Pedroia (knee) has been cleared to begin running.

Pedroia mentioned on a podcast last week that his goal is to be ready for Opening Day. With him being cleared to run a full month ahead of the start of spring training, it may just give him a shot. Boston will likely take things very carefully with the 34-year-old second baseman, however, and we'll need to hear the words "baseball activities" before getting too optimistic. Still, this is good news for Pedroia and Red Sox fans.
Jan 18 - 3:13 PM

Dustin Pedroia said on a podcast Thursday that he's aiming to be ready for Opening Day after knee surgery.

It sounded like Pedroia would miss at least the first 6-8 weeks after having a cartilage restoration procedure in October, but as he told Rob Bradford, he's hoping that won't be necessary. The Red Sox have yet to take aim at a second baseman to fill in for him in the early stages of the season, and if Pedroia really thinks he can return in April, they might opt to stick with what they have, which is some combination of Brock Holt, Marco Hernandez and Tzu Wei-Lin.
Jan 11 - 4:11 PM

Dustin Pedroia (knee) is not expected to return to full baseball activity for seven months.

Pedroia underwent a cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee Wednesday morning at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The timetable suggests that he won't make his 2018 debut until sometime in late May or even early June. Pedroia, 34, is still due $56 million on a contract that runs through the 2021 season. He batted .293/.369/.392 with just seven home runs and four stole bases in 105 games this year.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia underwent surgery on his left knee Wednesday in New York.

The news comes from Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Pedroia acknowledged earlier this month that surgery was a possibility and that the recovery would take "a long time," so it seems like there's a chance he could miss the early part of the 2018 season. Look for more information soon on the exact nature of the procedure and a rehab timetable. Pedroia, 34, was limited to 105 games in 2017 and posted disappointing fantasy numbers across the board. He's owed $56 million on a contract that runs through 2021.
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 12:12:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia will decide within the next few days whether or not to undergo surgery on his ailing left knee.

Pedroia has been advised by specialists in New York and Boston and now must decide whether to go under the knife. It's not clear what type of surgery he would have if he does decide to have an operation, but Pedroia said last week that "the recovery is a long time." We should know before the end of the week as to what direction the second baseman will take.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 10:09:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to see two specialists this week about his knee.

Pedroia struggled through a knee issue for much of the second half and it sounds like offseason surgery is at least being considered. Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Wednesday morning that the team wants to make sure the knee is "as good as it can be going forward." Pedroia, 34, is under contract with Boston through 2021 with a $16 million salary coming in 2018.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia will meet with doctors on Tuesday to determine whether he needs left knee surgery.

Pedroia has battled a knee issue since June, as he's been playing hurt for a while now. It's unclear what time of operation he might need, but if he does have surgery Pedroia said it would be a lengthy recovery. We'll know more about his status on Tuesday.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 06:15:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia will bat leadoff in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Astros on Monday.

He'll flip-flop with Xander Bogaerts in the order. The full lineup for Boston against Charlie Morton: Pedroia 2B, Bogaerts SS, Andrew Benintendi LF, Mookie Betts RF, Mitch Moreland 1B, Hanley Ramirez DH, Rafael Devers 3B, Christian Vázquez C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF. Rick Porcello will start for Boston, weather-permitting.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 10:42:00 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Dustin Pedroia (knee) is "healthy enough" leading into the team's best-of-five ALDS matchup against the Astros.

Pedroia missed the final three games of the regular season due to lingering discomfort in his left knee, but the veteran second baseman will be in the starting lineup on Thursday in Houston. He has never missed a postseason game. "Yeah, I feel good. Ready to go," Pedroia told reporters on Wednesday. "A lot of hard work from our training staff and strength coaches and everybody to get me ready, so I'm excited."
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 08:22:00 AM

Dustin Pedroia was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Saturday.

The Red Sox had indicated earlier in the day that it may happen due to the field conditions, and with a slick surface in Boston the team will play it on the safe side. Brock Holt will start in his place at second base and bat eighth for the Red Sox.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 12:13:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia drove in a run with a groundout and drew a walk Friday versus the Astros.

Pedroia suffered a nasal contusion last week, but he sat out Monday and Tuesday in order to get treatment on his troublesome left knee. He’s now played three straight games and expects to be good to go for the postseason.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:44:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia is back in the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Pedroia was given a couple days off to rest a minor knee issue. He also suffered a nasal contusion last week when he took a ricocheted foul ball to the face. The veteran second baseman will bat second Wednesday versus Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 03:37:00 PM

Dustin Pedroia is out of the starting lineup for a second straight day on Tuesday.

Pedroia is apparently over his nasal contusion, but Red Sox manager John Farrell mentioned Monday that his knee is acting up. Consider him day-to-day for now. Deven Marrero will cover second base duties.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 03:19:00 PM

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

The veteran second baseman has been dealing with a nasal contusion so the Red Sox have been monitoring his workload. Brock Holt is starting in his place at second base.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Sandy Leon
3Blake Swihart
4Oscar Hernandez
5Dan Butler
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
4Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3Ivan DeJesus Jr.
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
3Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Roenis Elias
9Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Brandon Workman
8Robby Scott
9Austin Maddox
10Ty Buttrey
11William Cuevas
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Marcus Walden