Boston Red Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia underwent thumb surgery Wednesday afternoon.
As of last week the Red Sox and Pedroia were unsure what kind of surgery Pedroia would have. In fact, they believed the surgery would be more complicated than they initially 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.”
However, the surgery, performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Scottsdale, Arizona, went well.
“It was the less involved of the two potential procedures,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told the Associated Press. “Good prognosis.”
Pedroia had another fantastic year for the Red Sox in 2013. He batted .301, had an on-base percentage of .372, slugged .415, hit nine home runs and drove in 84 runs. Pedroia also was given a gold glove for his work in the field.
Cherington said Pedroia would be eased into spring training.