Second basemen Dustin Pedroia had another fantastic season with the Boston Red Sox. The 2007 Rookie of the Year and 2008 AL MVP hit .301, had an on-base percentage of .372, slugged .415, hit nine home runs and drove in 84 runs, helping the Red Sox win their third World Series in 10 years and their second with Pedroia manning second base.
On Monday, Pedroia announced he would need thumb surgery.
On Tuesday, Pedroia visited Dr. Donald Sheridan, his surgeon, and found out the surgery would be more complicated than he originally thought.
“I guess because I played with [the injury] the whole year, it’s made it a little tougher,” Pedroia told ESPN Boston’s Jackie MacMullan. “If they do the normal surgery, there has to be some good endings [of the ligament] to re-attach it. If there’s not, we have to do it a different way.”
Pedroia tried to make it easy, telling MacMullan it was “kind of like Tommy John surgery that pitchers have, only with my thumb.”
Pedroia’s surgery is scheduled for November 12 in Arizona.