Red Sox 2B Pedroia has thumb surgery

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had surgery on his
left thumb Wednesday.

The operation to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his
thumb was performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Scottsdale, Ariz. The
team said it was a success.

Pedroia hurt his hand diving into first base on Opening Day and
played the rest of the season with the injury. The 2008 AL MVP
appeared in 160 games, batting .301 with 42 doubles and 84 RBIs
while helping the Red Sox win the World Series for the second time
in his seven-year career.