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Red Sox Injury Update: Dustin Pedroia says his wrist is at "full strength"

By on 11/07/2014 11:00:00 AM

The Boston Red Sox struggled to a 71-win season and last place finish in the American League East in 2014 following a World Series championship in 2013. It was also a struggle for All-Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who played most of the season with a wrist injury. But nearly two months following surgery, Pedroia feels that his wrist is at full strength, which is excellent news for the Red Sox moving forward.

As reported by Gordon Edes of, Pedroia said that he was "back to 100 percent" after surgery on his wrist in September. He battled with the wrist injury all season but knows that his wrist is now at full strength.

Pedroia's surgery, which was on a tendon in the wrist that had developed scar tissue, was the second major surgery he's had in the past two seasons. The surgery was intended to give Pedroia complete range of motion in his wrist.

Pedroia admitted that the injuries have been frustrating.
“This year it was more, I was restricted. I didn’t have any motion. It was so swollen and tight all year, I couldn’t get a feel of how to get through it. It was tough. I fought it all year.”
For now, Pedroia feels great, his rehab is going well and expects to be ready to go for Spring Training next season.

Pedroia, a nine-year Major League veteran, hit .278 with seven home runs and 53 RBI in 135 games this past season. In 1151 games, all with the Red Sox, Pedroia has a career batting average of .299 with 106 home runs and 546 RBI.

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