Hey who loves bad news!
As if things couldn’t get any worse for the tough-luck Red Sox, they suffered a major blow when it was announced that Dustin Pedroia might miss the remainder of the season due to a sore wrist. The original diagnosis was that Pedey would take a few days off and recover in the offseason, well a recent report has changed all that.
Apparently it could be far worse than “just a sore wrist” as the scrappy second baseman is considering season-ending wrist surgery in hopes to finally putting a stop to an ailment that has bothered him since 2013.
There are a few bright spots to this though, one is that the surgery will not impact Pedroia’s offseason regiment all that much as a quick recovery is expected (there being a month left in the season definitely helps too). Also, for those wondering why his numbers took a nosedive this past season, this very well could be the reason why.
A career .299 hitter, Pedroia hit at a .278/.337/.376 clip with seven homers (well down from his average of 15-20 per year) giving Sox fans everywhere a cause for concern given the mega-contract he signed with the Sox that runs through 2021. Should Pedroia be in a steady decline now, then the Sox would be in huge trouble down the road with six years left on his deal. Should this season be an injury-rattled aberration then there is good reason to hope for a strong recovery in 2015 and a return to his old laser-show form.
Pedroia will make a final decision on Wednesday so stay tuned as we keep you updated throughout the day.
UPDATE: Pedroia is getting surgery as reported by manager John Farrell to the Boston Globe. This will end his season which coincidentally is the very same moment they were mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. It’s ovah kids, keep reading for regular updates as we count down the days to the offseason.