MLB.com’s Ian Browne reported that Dustin Pedroia has undergone surgery to restore cartilage in his left knee. The surgery was done with hopes to repair a left knee injury that bothering the former MVP second baseman for most of the year. Browne also reported that Pedroia will not be ready to play baseball for at least 7 months and could be out until May of next season.
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Pedroia, 34, only played 105 games this season because of the left knee problem. He was returning this season from a surgery to repair a torn meniscus but was still dealing with discomfort during the year. Nonetheless, Pedroia had another solid season hitting .293 with 7 HR, and 62 RBI. Pedroia is a career .300 hitter and won Rookie of the Year honors in 2007, and MVP in 2008.
The Red Sox are now entering a pivotal season with a different team featuring many outstanding young players and exceptional veterans. Boston also just hired Houston Astros bench coach Alex Cora to be their manager for next season. Pedroia will always be a legendary second baseman that helped Boston win two World Series championships, but it’s looking more likely that he’s nearing the end of an incredible era in Red Sox history.