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Report: Dustin Pedroia to have season-ending foot surgery

Sep 2, 2010, 2:19 PM EDT

Last week Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe quoted an unnamed source saying that Dustin Pedroia was “probably done for the year” and now he reports that the Red Sox’s second baseman “is expected to have surgery to insert a screw in his left foot sometime tomorrow at Massachusetts General Hospital.”
Various sources have said previously that Pedroia’s once-fractured foot never healed as quickly as hoped, although just last night manager Terry Francona told Pete Kerzel of MLB.com that his foot is “much improved from last week” and “it’s really encouraging to see the amount of healing that’s taken place in a week.”
According to Cafardo, at least, it apparently wasn’t encouraging enough, because he’s going under the knife after consulting with doctors yesterday.
Boston went 45-30 in the 75 games Pedroia was healthy enough to play this season and he hit .288/.367/.493 for an .860 OPS that’s just nine points off his MVP-winning .869 mark from 2008. In part because of missing Pedroia’s production and in part because of their ridiculous number of other injuries the Red Sox are just 30-28 when the Laser Show isn’t in the lineup.

  1. yesitsme - Sep 2, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    It’s not just his numbers…..He’s the spark plug that ignites everything else.

  2. yesitsme - Sep 2, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    It’s not just his numbers…..He’s the spark plug that ignites everything else.

  3. willmose - Sep 2, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    It’s his numbers. The rest is just happy crap fans want to believe.

  4. Ditto65 - Sep 2, 2010 at 4:38 PM

    “Sorry, ladies and gentlemen, but due to a technical malfunction there will be no laser show tonight or in the immediate future. We have determined that the damage was caused by the maintenance team, so please send all complaints to the medical – err – maintenance office. Thank you, and good night.”

  5. Pisano - Sep 2, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    I guess I’ll have to watch this little guy closer , because I just don’t get the rave over him . In my eyes Youkilis is the man , he does everything for the Sox . I’ve said this before , if the game’s on the line with two outs in the last of the ninth , the guy I’m picking to get me a hit to win it is Youkilis , no if’s and’s or buts about it . No one can tell me otherwise , he is the man !

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