Dustin Pedroia 15 | Second Base

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Thu. Sep 11, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his left wrist Thursday to repair a tendon, clean out scar tissue and reduce some inflammation. Impact: Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Thursday night's game in Kansas City that Pedroia should be 100 percent in about six weeks, allowing him to have a normal offseason.(STATS, 6:58pm)
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. Impact: 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 where 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.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Pedroia will undergo season-ending surgery on his left hand Thursday, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports. Impact: Things had been trending this way in recent days, but the Red Sox have indeed scheduled surgery on Pedroia's problematic left hand, officially ending the 31-year-old's season. The hand issue first crept up last year and presented issues on and off throughout 2014, surely contributing to Pedroia's disappointing .278/.337/.376 batting line in 135 games. Surgery should rectify the issue to a large extent, but it's hard to imagine Pedroia's power numbers rebounding significantly as a result and his speed is clearly declining.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Though a decision may not be officially announced for a couple of days, Pedroia (thumb) is expected to undergo season-ending surgery, MLB.com's Ian Browne reports. "We're still gathering information," manager John Farrell said. "It's moving towards probably a procedure, but nothing definitively scheduled right now." Impact: Pedroia first experienced problems with his left hand during the early part of the 2013 season. Though he's been able to play through the injury for the most part, he's aggravated his thumb on a number of occasions, with his latest setback proving to be too painful. The procedure should clear up the injury heading into the 2015 season, but because of Pedroia's aggressive nature in the field and while running the bases, he could always be susceptible to a recurrence of the ailment. Farrell noted as a preventative measure, the Red Sox could consider giving Pedroia more frequent days off next season to help him maintain his health. It's not a particularly tenable situation for the Red Sox, as Pedroia is still owed $97.5 million over the next seven years and has already seen his OPS decline in each of the last three seasons.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Pedroia is not in the lineup Tuesday versus the Orioles, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports. Impact: The Sox did not provide a reason for the absence, so it appears to be a scheduled day off. He was dealing with a concussion last week but has played in each of the team's last four games, going 3-for-16 at the plate. Jemile Weeks gets the start at second base Tuesday against Baltimore starter Chris Tillman.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Pedroia (thumb) said surgery is an option, and a decision will likely be made Wednesday, WEEI's Alex Speier reports. Impact: While he is dealing with both thumb and wrist injuries, Pedroia said the thumb is the bigger issue, and it is the same thumb he'd had surgery on during the offseason. Even if he doesn't end up needing surgery, it was reported Tuesday that the Red Sox may shut him down for the season. He acknowledged that he's been playing hurt for most of the season, which has likely contributed to his .712 OPS, the worst mark since his rookie season in 2006. We should know more about his status Wednesday, but look for Mookie Betts, Brock Holt and Jemile Weeks to see most of the at-bats at the keystone down the stretch.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Pedroia is dealing with increased inflammation in his hand/wrist and could be shut down for the rest of the season, WEEI Boston reports. Impact: Pedroia has dealt with a sore wrist since spring training, and it appears the pain worsened over the last few days. The Red Sox have not officially ruled Pedroia out for the season, but with them out of the playoff hunt, they do not have much incentive to get Pedroia in the lineup. With Pedroia out, the trio of Jemile Weeks, Brock Holt, and Mookie Betts figures to share the second-base duties for the Red Sox in some fashion.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Pedroia (concussion) is back in the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports. Impact: As of Tuesday, Pedroia was still experiencing concussion symptoms after taking a forearm to the head last week, but he will slot back in Friday with clearance from an independent doctor. While Pedroia has maintained a .280 average since the intermission, his second-half OBP is a rather poor .319.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 4, 2014
News: Pedroia (concussion) has passed all internal tests from the Red Sox and is just waiting for official clearance from an independent doctor before returning to the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays, Sean McAdam of CSN New England reports. Impact: It initially looked like a long absence could be in store for Pedroia after he was experiencing concussion-like symptoms as recently as Tuesday, but he seems to have made significant progress in the last 48 hours. Pedroia's counting stats are down across the board on a per-game basis this season -- particularly his steals -- and he may need a strong September in order to bolster his ranking among second basemen heading into 2015.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 1, 2014
News: Pedroia went 2 for 5 in his return to the starting lineup for Friday's homestand opener against Toronto. Impact: Pedroia had not played since Saturday, when he left a game at Tampa Bay in the second inning with concussion-like symptoms after taking an elbow to the head by a sliding Logan Forsythe, who was advancing on a fly ball.(STATS, 1:01pm)
Sat. Aug 30, 2014
News: Pedroia is out of the starting lineup one day after leaving a game because of concussion-like symptoms. Impact: Brock Holt replaced Pedroia for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Pedroia left Saturday night's 7-0 loss to the Rays in the second inning. He was elbowed in the head by the Rays' Logan Forsythe, who was sliding head-first into second while advancing on a fly.(STATS, 8:23pm)
Dustin Pedroia
2014 Season
AVG
.278
HR
7
RBI
53
RUNS
72
Bio
Ht: 5' 8"  Wt: 165  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/17/1983, Woodland, California
College: Arizona State
Debut: 2006
Salary: $12,625,000
Injury Status
9/11/2014
Day to day. (Left wrist surgery - out for season)