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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) 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. Oct 25 - 1:43 PM

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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.
Oct 25 - 12:12 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.
Oct 17 - 10:09 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.
Oct 11 - 11:25 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.
Oct 9 - 6:15 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.
Oct 9 - 10:42 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."
Oct 5 - 8:22 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.
Sep 30 - 12:13 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.
Sep 29 - 10:44 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.
Sep 27 - 3:37 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.
Sep 26 - 3:19 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.
Sep 23 - 12:31 PM

Dustin Pedroia (nose) will start at second base Wednesday versus the Orioles.

Pedroia took a ricocheted foul ball to the face in Monday's series opener but only suffered a nasal contusion and was able to pinch-hit on Tuesday night. The veteran second baseman is slashing .302/.376/.404 in 99 games this season for Boston.
Sep 20 - 2:48 PM

Dustin Pedroia (nose) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday versus the Orioles.

It's amazing that Pedroia was even available given that he got struck in the face by a ricocheted foul ball on Monday night. The veteran second baseman could return to the Red Sox starting lineup Wednesday. He escaped that frightening incident with a mere nasal contusion.
Sep 20 - 8:50 AM

Dustin Pedroia (nose) is hoping to return to the Red Sox starting lineup on Wednesday.

Pedroia is being held out of action Tuesday against the Orioles after taking a ricocheted foul ball to the face on Monday night, but he only suffered a nasal contusion and is already feeling better. Brock Holt will get the start at second base for Boston on Tuesday versus Baltimore.
Sep 19 - 5:18 PM

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C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
3Blake Swihart
1B1Sam Travis
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Deven Marrero
3Esteban Quiroz
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Rafael Devers
2Brock Holt
3Marco Hernandez
4Tzu-Wei Lin
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Jalen Beeks
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joe Kelly
3Matt Barnes
4Carson Smith
5Heath Hembree
6Brandon Workman
7Austin Maddox
8Robby Scott
9Roenis Elias
10Hector Velazquez
11Tyler Thornburg
12Williams Jerez
13Chandler Shepherd
14Ty Buttrey