Dustin Pedroia set for thumb surgery
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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 nine home runs, his lowest total since his 2007 rookie season. He said the injury forced him to shorten his swing.
Pedroia had discussed the injury during an appearance on WEEI's "Salk & Holley" show Friday afternoon. The Gold Glove second baseman and two-time World Series champion is scheduled to have an MRI before the surgery is scheduled. Dr. Donald Sheridan will perform the procedure.
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