Dustin Pedroia was hampered by injuries for the second time in the last three seasons, as he played in just 105 games due to ankle, wrist and knee ailments. If his first-half numbers are any indication, he still has something left in the tank, as he hit .303/.382/.397 while walking more often (11.0 percent walk rate) than he struck out (9.4 percent strikeout rate). The lack of power is a concern, however, as Pedroia has never had fewer extra-base hits in a season than he did in 2017 (26), and he hasn't topped 15 home runs since 2011. The knee injury forced him to play through discomfort down the stretch in September and during the ALDS, and Pedroia opted to undergo surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage in late October. The ensuing recovery is expected to sideline him from game action until at least late May. As a 34-year-old coming back from significant injury, the Red Sox may begin to give him more frequent rest in 2018 with the hope of maximizing his effectiveness.
Pedroia (knee) will likely remain sidelined from any sort of game action this spring according to manager Alex Cora, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. This doesn't come as a surprise since Pedroia is expected to miss around the first six weeks of the 2018 season as he recovers from a procedure on his left knee in October. In his place, Eduardo Nunez is set to hold down the fort at the keystone.
Pedroia was able to return to hitting on the field Wednesday, marking his first time doing so since undergoing surgery on his left knee in late October, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports. This is another positive step for the second baseman as he continues to progress from a second knee surgery in the past 18 months. He was cleared to run last month but remains a long way from getting out and running the bases. The 34-year-old is targeting a mid-May return.
Pedroia (knee) is expected to begin hitting soon but is still a ways away from running the bases, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. It seems as if the veteran second baseman is making decent progress in his rehab following knee surgery in October. This development doesn't come with any update on a timetable for his return, but it seems like Pedroia is on track to hit his initial target of late May. More information should come forth as he makes more progress in his recovery.
Pedroia (knee) has been cleared to resume running, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. Pedroia is coming off left knee surgery in late October which will likely cause him to miss the first two months of the 2018 season. This marks an important step for the second baseman, though there hasn't been any word on a specific timetable as we move closer to spring training. Expect there to be another update in the near future as Pedroia continues to rehab from the cartilage restoration procedure.
Pedroia underwent surgery to repair cartilage in his left knee Wednesday, and will likely be out until the end of May in the 2018 season, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. The Red Sox stated in a press release that an estimate for Pedroia to return to game action would come in approximately seven months. Dr. Riley Williams performed the "cartilage restoration procedure" on Pedroia's knee, which had clearly been hampering the second baseman over the last month. As the offseason moves along, there is sure to be more updates on Pedroia's status, including any changes to this initial timetable.
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