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Pedroia has successful surgery on thumb

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on Wednesday to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

The 30-year-old two-time World Series champion hit .301 with nine home runs, 42 doubles and drove in 84 runs last season, earning him an All-Star selection and Gold Glove.

Pedroia added 15 hits in 63 at-bats (.238) along with seven RBI in 16 postseason outings for the Red Sox.

11/13 18:19:23 ET