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Dustin Pedroia set for thumb surgery

Updated: November 1, 2013, 10:08 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will have surgery in the coming weeks to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb, an injury he suffered diving into first base on Opening Day.

Pedroia played 160 regular-season games and all 16 playoff games with the injured thumb.

"Yeah, it's nothing new," Pedroia confirmed to ESPNBoston.com on Friday. "I've got to get that thing fixed."

Pedroia, 30, finished the season batting .301 but hit just ...

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