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Dustin Pedroia has thumb surgery

Updated: November 13, 2013, 10:09 PM ET
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to be ready for Boston's opener at Baltimore on March 31 after surgery Wednesday on his left thumb.

The operation to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his thumb was performed by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"It was the less involved of the two potential procedures," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said. "Good prognosis."

Pedroia had indicated last week to ESPNBoston.com's Jackie ...

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