Fantasy Fox: Early listing of top 30 second basemen in 2015
FEB 17, 5:20p ET | Jay Clemons
Rotowire: Feb 22 / 4:02a ET
News: 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."
Impact: Pedroia had surgery early enough so that it didn't affect his normal offseason training schedule. That's unlike the past two seasons, when he had surgeries on his left thumb (November 2013) and right finger (October 2012). On Saturday, he discussed his motivation to bounce back in 2015 after three straight years of declining OPS and isolated power. The trick for Pedroia is to stay healthy in-season. The past two years he's suffered injuries in April that stayed with him all season.
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 4:26a ET
News: 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."
Impact: 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.