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Dustin Pedroia 'ready to go'

Updated: February 11, 2011, 3:58 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Pedroia's last comeback lasted just two games before he was headed for surgery and a screw was inserted in his fractured left foot.

Almost 5 months later, the Boston Red Sox second baseman jauntily pronounced himself good to go, pledging that this go-round "there won't be any setbacks."

With his balding pate sporting more hair, inspiring manager Terry Francona to ask, "Where's [actor] Giovanni Ribisi?," Pedroia showed up on a rainy morning here ...

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