Dustin Pedroia on day after debut: 'So far, so good'

Rob Bradford
March 08, 2019 - 9:24 am

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If there were any ill-effects from Dustin Pedroia's first Grapefruit League game of the season he was certainly doing a good job of hiding them.

The second baseman was offering the image of any other day in any other season Friday morning, going from treatment to batting practice to media commitments while playfully chirping to select media members along the way.

"While you were at Hooters eating clam chowder with no clams in it I was still here," he said, noting that his day at JetBlue Park didn't end after his two-inning stint against the Twins.

It all was an important sign for the player considering how his right knee reacts the day after playing is just as important as the actual game action.

"I feel pretty good, yeah."

"I don't have any expectations."

"So far, so good."

"I’m just trying to get back into it. I’m just trying to play. I have to continue to make adjustments."

"Everything is fine."

"Nothing (felt strange)."

"So far, so good."

Those were the responses when asked the usual day-after questions by WEEI.com. No surprises. Pedroia knows there is only so much he can say, even though the questions are going to keep coming. Actions -- which in this case included a hit Thursday and health Friday -- are undoubtedly going to speak a lot louder than words.