Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 2 days ago
Pedroia had two hits, a double and a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals.
After struggling near the end of the season-opening road trip, Pedroia is 6-for-11 with two extra-base hits on Boston's current homestand.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 3 days ago
Pedroia hit his third homer of the season in Tuesday night's win over Washington. He went 3-for-4 with a walk in addition to the homer.
Through the small sample size of eight games, there are signs that Pedroia has regained some of the power lost the last few years. Four of his 10 hits this season have gone for extra bases and he's slugging .556 after 2014's career-low .376.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 2 weeks ago
Pedroia went 3-for-5 with two solo homers in Boston's 8-0 win over Philadelphia on Monday.
The most noticeable aspect of Pedrioa's offense the last few seasons has been the decline in slugging, so his Opening Day power show was a good sign. He's played through some injuries the past few seasons, but was quite vocal this spring about being healthy following surgery on his hand last September.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 1 month ago
Pedroia had two hits in Saturday's game against the Twins.
Pedroia is off to a quick start, going 5-for-6 so far this spring and looks ready for the season to start tomorrow.
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Pedroia went 3-for-3 with a grand-slam, a double and a single in Thursday night's spring-training game against the Twins.
Pedroia, who underwent offseason surgery on his wrist, provided immediate evidence that he's fully recovered. The last few seasons he's had to answer questions about declining power numbers after a string of hand/thumb/wrist injuries. He was vintage Pedroia following Thursday's game, telling reporters "I knew I was back to normal in the offseason. Obviously I told you that, but you can only believe it if you see it. Just watch, man. My job is to play. Your job is to watch."
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 2 months ago
Pedroia (wrist) arrived at spring training Saturday, telling reporters he fells fully healthy following September surgery on his left hand, the Providence Journal reports. "I know I got this [surgery] done quick so I was able to have a normal offseason, lifting weights and conditioning and all that stuff," he said. "I'm ready to go."Pedroia had surgery early enough so that it didn't affect his normal offseason training schedule. That's unlike the past two seasons when Pedroia had surgeries on his left thumb (November 2013) and right finger (October 2012) later. On Saturday, he discussed his motivation to bounce back in 2015 after three straight years of declining OPS and isolated power. The trick for Pedrioa is to stay healthy in-season. The past two seasons, he's suffered injuries in April that stayed with him all season.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 3 months ago
Pedroia (wrist) reports he's "full go," telling WEEI.com that he's been hitting since before Christmas. "If [spring training] started tomorrow, I'm ready," Pedroia said. "I've got all my strength back. I'm lifting like a maniac. I'm pretty excited. Last year at this time I couldn't hit yet. It's obvious a lot different offseason this year than last year."
Pedroia's been rehabbing from September wrist surgery, the second procedure on his hand the past two years. He was a shell of his usual self in 2014, so the return to full health is a hopeful sign. The question remains have the injuries taken a toll on the gold-glove second baseman, who had a .712 OPS in 2014. Remember back in in 2010-2011 when he was an impact hitter with an .861 OPS.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 5 months ago
Pedroia declared his surgically repaired wrist 100 percent, ESPN Boston reports. He underwent surgery on his left wrist Sept. 11 for what the Red Sox called a "first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy."
The wrist surgery was the second one Pedroia's had on his hand in two years, having undergone surgery in 2013 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. The 2014 wrist injury took its toll on Pedroia, who posted career lows in every meaningful offensive category. He said he's already begun his offseason workouts.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 7 months ago
Pedroia (wrist) should have a normal offseason heading into the 2015 season, Maureen Mullen of CSN New England reports.
Pedroia underwent surgery on his wrist on Sept. 11 that ended his disappointing 2014 season. The 31-year-old second baseman signed an eight-year contract with the club in July of 2013, so he could be with the club into his late 30s.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 7 months ago
Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.
The procedure officially ends a dismal 2014 campaign for Pedroia, who finished with a .278 batting average, seven homers and six stolen bases -- the lowest marks in all three categories for any full season of his career. It was evident that the left hand was bothering him throughout the season and could bear a good deal of responsibility for the drop in production, but that doesn't necessarily mean a swift rebound is in order for next season. While Pedroia will presumably enter 2015 in full health, he'll also be 31 years old, an age when players typically decline. He could notice a slight uptick in his power numbers and batting average, but his days of stealing 20-plus bases are likely over.