Pedroia (knee) officially announced his retirement Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Persistent knee troubles made for an unfortunate end to an otherwise excellent career, with Pedroia appearing in just nine games over the last three seasons. He'll retire as a two-time World Series champion, a four-time All Star, a former Rookie of the Year and a former MVP. He'll finish his career with a .299/.365/.439 slash line to go along with his 1,805 hits, 140 homers and 138 steals.
Pedroia (knee) is not planning a comeback, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The Red Sox and Pedroia are in a bit of an awkward situation. The highly-respected veteran is still under contract for another season and is taking up a spot on the team's 40-man roster, forcing Boston to drop other players to complete their offseason moves. Chronic knee troubles have limited him to a total of just nine games over the last three years, however, causing him to step away from the team in May of 2019. There's been no resolution to his situation thus far, but with the 37-year-old seemingly no closer to contemplating a return to action, one could be coming soon.
Manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday that Pedroia (knee) is "not at a point where he's thinking about trying to be ready" to resume training with the Red Sox, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The Red Sox won't be allowed to get together for workouts until Major League Baseball clears them to do so, but based on Roenicke's comments, it doesn't sound as though Pedroia is a serious candidate to rejoin Boston when training resumes. After appearing in just nine MLB games since 2018 while contending with multiple setbacks with his surgically repaired left knee, the 36-year-old Pedroia looks increasingly more likely to retire rather than resuming his playing career.
Pedroia (knee) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday.
The move guarantees Pedroia won't rejoin the Red Sox for the first two months of the season, but that's hardly a surprise after it was announced he would continue recovering at home instead of reporting to spring training. The veteran second baseman has appeared in only nine games over the last two seasons and suffered another setback with his surgically-repaired left knee in January, so the Red Sox and fantasy owners alike shouldn't be depending on his contributions in 2020.
Interim manager Ron Roenicke said that Pedroia (knee) won't be reporting to spring training Monday with the rest of the Red Sox's position players, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Pedroia's availability for the start of the season was already in significant doubt after he experienced another setback with his surgically repaired left knee in January, so it's not surprising that he'll remain at home while he continues to recover. The 36-year-old has no timeline for a return, and his career could be over if he decides another arduous rehab program isn't worth the aggravation. Boston likely isn't counting on Pedroia to contribute in 2020, with the organization instead viewing Jose Peraza and Michael Chavis as the main candidates for reps at second base this season.
Pedroia recently suffered a significant setback with his left knee, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
The veteran's availability for spring training and potentially beyond is now in question. Pedroia took some time away from the game last season to consider his future after a second straight season was cut short by injuries. He's played just nine games at the big-league level over the last two years. He didn't wind up officially retiring at that time and has been attempting to make a comeback, but this latest setback could wind up forcing him to hang up his cleats for good.
Pedroia (knee) visited teammates Tuesday, hobbling on crutches after undergoing surgery on his left knee, the Associated Press reports.
Pedroia, who underwent a procedure three weeks ago, said he'll remain on crutches for the next two weeks before beginning a 12-week program to strengthen his quadriceps and calf. After that, he'll have a better idea if baseball is in his future.
Pedroia underwent a left knee joint preservation procedure Tuesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
The operation was performed by Dr. Matt Provencher and was deemed successful. Pedroia, who noted earlier in the year that he was contemplating retirement, will begin his rehab in Arizona, though according to Bill Koch of The Providence Journal, he won't return this season. The veteran second baseman has appeared in just nine games over the past two years due to ongoing knee problems.
Manager Alex Cora said Sunday that there hasn't been any change in Pedroia's (knee) status since the veteran announced May 27 he was taking a break from baseball and contemplating his future in the sport, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Judging by Cora's comments, Pedroia doesn't appear to be seriously ramping up a rehab program for his surgically repaired left knee, which has limited him to nine games at the big-league level between the past two seasons. Even if Pedroia's condition displays notable improvement in the weeks to come, the prospect of an arduous rehab may not be appealing for the 35-year-old. Brock Holt has acted as Boston's primary second baseman lately, but Michael Chavis is expected to reclaim those duties once the team gets its first-base platoon of Mitch Moreland (quadriceps) and Steve Pearce (back) back from the injured list.
Pedroia (knee) is not sure if he will play baseball again and will take some time to determine his next steps, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
A steady stream of knee issues has limited Pedroia to just nine games over the last two seasons. He's suffered multiple setbacks while rehabbing this year, and his knee pain has gotten to the point where it's become clear to him that he can't play every day. He does not wish to undergo surgery, meaning retirement may end up being the only path left. If this is indeed the end of the line for the 35-year-old, he'll end his 14-year career with a .299 average, 1,805 hits, 140 homers and 138 steals. He'll finish with quite the collection of hardware, including three World Series rings, one MVP, one Rookie of the Year, four All-Star appearances, four Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger award.
Pedroia's (knee) rehab assignment was put on hold after his latest setback, and he was transferred to the 60-day injured list Monday.
Knee problems have limited the veteran to just nine games over the last two seasons. He's now ineligible to return until June 17, though it's not yet clear when the Red Sox expect him to be back.
Pedroia (knee) won't play any rehab games this weekend following a recent setback and will be reassessed in Boston on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
A constant stream of knee issues limited the veteran to just three games last year and just six games so far this season. His updated timeline should become clearer Monday, but there's little reason to be particularly confident in any specific return date at this point.
Pedroia (knee) left his rehab game with Double-A Portland on Friday after he "didn't feel right," Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Manager Alex Cora doesn't believe Pedroia suffered a major setback, but he'll be re-evaluated Saturday morning to uncover the root of the problem.
Pedroia (knee) will continue his rehab assignment through the weekend at Double-A Portland, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
Pedroia's stop-and-start rehab will move from Triple-A Pawtucket. He's gone 3-for-19 over the five games since the Red Sox restarted his rehab.
Boston manager Alex Cora said Pedroia (knee) still has work to do on his rehab assignment, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
"I see the at-bats, there's still some stuff that he has to work mechanically," Cora said. "Actually I talked to him yesterday about it, he got some videos, some feedback today and he looked at it, and he was, 'OK, I'm doing that,' so hopefully he can make the adjustments throughout the process, throughout the at-bats and he can get better and better." Pedroia made his second start in the field for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, and it doesn't sound like he'll be back up with the major-league club this week, per Cora's comments. The Red Sox are in a position where they can take their time with Pedroia, as Michael Chavis has been a capable fill-in starter at second base.
Pedroia (knee) went 1-for-4 while serving as the designated hitter Sunday in a rehab game for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Pedroia entered the Pawtucket lineup for the third consecutive day, a positive sign as he looks to overcome the troubling left knee injury that forced a return to the 10-day injured list a month earlier. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, Pedroia will get a breather Monday with Pawtucket off the schedule before returning to action Tuesday as the affiliate's starting second baseman. If he endures no setbacks in his return to the field, Pedroia could be cleared to return to Boston's active roster by next weekend.
Pedroia (knee) went 1-for-3 with a run scored for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Pedroia rebooted his minor-league rehab work after his previous rehab assignment was shut down earlier this week. He started at second base and played six innings. He's scheduled to play three consecutive games over the weekend, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Pedroia (knee) is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Pedroia has been cleared to pick back up his rehab assignment after a brief shutdown period earlier in the week due to a minor setback. The veteran second baseman figures to use up his entire 20-day rehab window before likely rejoining the Red Sox in early June.
After further testing, Pedroia (knee) will work out with the team over the next few days and could resume his rehab assignment shortly, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox will continue to take it easy with Pedroia, though his knee is already feeling better than it did Sunday. If he responds well to working out over the next couple of days, Boston figures to send him back to Double-A Portland to continue his rehab assignment.
Pedroia (knee) is expected to resume his rehab assignment soon, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Pedroia's rehab stint was put on pause Monday due to left knee soreness, but it doesn't sound as though the setback is a significant one. Pausing the assignment means the Red Sox can reset his 20-day clock. It's not clear when exactly he's expected back in the big leagues.
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