Sun Sentinel
Boston Red Sox
2014 Avg.
.236
 
Career Avg.
.301
Name  Dustin Pedroia
Born  8/17/1983
Height  5-9
Weight  180
Number  15
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/15/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia was given a cortisone shot in his injured wrist. He expects to return Wednesday against Chicago. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, ESPN Boston
Insight: Pedroia played all of last season with a torn muscle in his thumb and only wound up missing two games. You have to admire Pedroia's toughness, though it's a little concerning he only has nine home runs in his last 758 at bats.
 
Cold4/14/2014 5:44:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has no fracture or structural damage in his left wrist, according to Rob Bradford of weei.com.
Insight: Pedroia should avoid the disabled list and may even rejoin the lineup Tuesday at Chicago. The 30-year-old missed Sunday's series finale against the rival Yankees and went 7-for-45 (.156) over his last 10 games.
 
Cold4/13/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is not in Sunday's lineup and is going back to Boston for tests on his sore left wrist. SOURCE: Gordon Edes, espnboston.com.
Insight: If Pedroia has to go on the disabled list, the Red Sox would probably fill the spot with Ryan Roberts, though they may go the bold route and call up Mookie Betts from Double-A Portland. Betts is hitting .457 with six extra-base hits and four steals in 35 at-bats this season and is ranked as Boston's No. 6 prospect by MLB.com. We'll see how Pedroia's tests go.
 
Hot4/3/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a career .579 hitter against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Pedroia is off to a hot start, collecting multiple hits in each of the first two games this season. He's a must start on Thursday.
 
4/2/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia had four hits and two runs Wednesday at Baltimore.
Insight: Pedroia is off to a hot start, collecting multiple hits in each of the first two games this season.
 
12/10/2013 9:05:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (torn UCL) had the pin removed from his thumb surgery and should be ready for spring training, according to a Boston Globe report.
Insight: Pedroia is a key player in the Red Sox lineup. He batted .301 with 91 runs, 84 RBI and 17 steals. With Ellsbury gone it will be even more important to have him ready for opening day.
 
11/6/2013 10:16:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia (torn UCL) expects to have thumb surgery next Tuesday. SOURCE: ESPN Boston
Insight: The procedure could sideline him for up to eight weeks. The possibility of missing spring training games isn't a concern for Pedroia at this point.
 
11/1/2013 9:16:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have surgery on his left thumb sometime in the next few weeks. SOURCE: Brian MacPherson, Providence Journal
Insight: Somehow, Pedroia managed to play 176 games between the playoffs and regular season with a torn thumb ligament. And he still won a Gold Glove and made the All-Star team. Who knows what kind of season Pedroia could have if he actually stayed healthy for once.
 
10/15/2013 10:46:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia is just 1-for-18 (.056) against Detroit right-hander Justin Verlander.
Insight: Pedroia finished the season batting .301 and is 6-for-23 in the postseason with three runs scored and six RBI. This matchup, however, is extremely unfavorable.
 
9/29/2013 10:26:00 AM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia won't suit up Sunday against Baltimore.
Insight: It's only the second game Pedroia has missed this season. He'll finish 2013 with a .301 average in 641 at bats. Veteran John McDonald is getting the start at second base.
 
Hot9/28/2013 10:59:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is 9-for-16 (.563) with four doubles against Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Pedroia has hit just nine home runs this season but otherwise has had a typical year for him, batting .299 with 83 RBI, 90 runs and 17 steals. He's a must-start Saturday against Chen.
 
Hot9/18/2013 10:35:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is a .538 hitter (7-for-13) with a 1.523 OPS versus Baltimore left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
Insight: Pedroia's home run total is down (9), but he's still scoring (86) , knocking in runs (81) and stealing bases (17). He should add to his totals in this favorable matchup.
 
9/6/2013 1:15:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is just a .229 hitter versus Yankees left-hander Andy Pettitte with a .573 OPS.
Insight: Pedroia's home run total is down, but he's still scoring, knocking in runs and stealing bases. This matchup, however, is not a favorable one.
 
Hot8/27/2013 10:28:00 PM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is on fire over his last 13 games.
Insight: He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI Tuesday against the Orioles and is 23-for-58 (.397) since Aug. 13. He started off the second half 17-for-92 (.185).
 
8/17/2013 8:36:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia left Saturday's game against the Yankees after fouling a ball off his foot in the eighth inning. SOURCE: Scott Lauber, Boston Herald
Insight: Manager John Farrell says he doesn't expect Pedroia to miss any time. Pedroia went 0-for-5 before Brock Holt replaced him in the ninth inning.
 
Cold8/16/2013 10:22:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is just a .222 hitter (10-for-45) agains Yankees veteran left-hander Andy Pettitte.
Insight: Pedroia (.293, 8 HR, 69 RBI) is still on pace to score and knock in around 90 runs, though his second half has been a struggle batting just .213 over his last 26 games.
 
8/8/2013 11:26:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has had a tough go of it since the All-Star break (.192 AVG) but he should be able to turn things around Thursday versus Bruce Chen.
Insight: Pedroia has owned Chen in 11 previous matchups (.455 AVG). Despite a slow start to the second half, Pedroia (.295, 8 HR, 68 RBI) is still on pace to set a new career-high in RBI.
 
Cold7/30/2013 10:18:00 PM
Description: Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBI and two runs Tuesday against Seattle.
Insight: Pedroia started off the second half with three hits in his first 39 at-bats (.077) and watched his average drop from .316 to .294 in that span.
 
Cold7/24/2013 6:16:00 PM
Description: Dustin Pedroia's new deal with the Red Sox is worth $110 million over eight seasons.
Insight: He'll be under contract until 2022. It's the largest deal ever for a second baseman, though Robinson Cano will probably surpass that when he hits free agency this winter. Pedroia has appeared in all 102 games for Boston this season.
 
7/23/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has a rare bad matchup on Tuesday versus Tampa Bay starter Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: The Laser Show is just 1-for-14 (.071) against Hernandez. He is hitting .308 this season with six homers, 57 RBI, 58 runs and 13 stolen bases.