Dave Dombrowski: Dustin Pedroia 'felt a pop' in knee

Rob Bradford
April 18, 2019 - 2:28 pm

Appearing on the Dale & Keefe Show Thursday afternoon Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski offered an update regarding Dustin Pedroia and his injured left knee.

Dombrowski noted that Pedroia had been examined in New York earlier in the day and was on his way to St. Petersburg, Fla, where the Sox are slated to begin their three-game series against the Rays Friday. The team should know more specifics about the findings later on Thursday.

"He felt a pop I think he said yesterday," said Dombrowski of his second baseman, who exited the Red Sox' game against the Yankees in the second inning. "As we know, the knee is never going to be 100 percent. It’s amazing that any player can play with what he’s gone through."

Dombrowski was also asked about his approach toward signing Chris Sale to the pitcher's recent contract extension and the confidence in the pitcher's physical well-being. "We felt like he was healthy. I think it has shown he is healthy," he said. "Now we just have to get him and pitch like he’s capable."

The team president reiterated that the Red Sox were not planning on negotiating contracts during the regular season, although he did broach the subject of Mookie Betts and whether or not he enjoyed playing in this market.

"I think he likes Boston. I think he loves being in Boston," Dombrowski noted. "When your star players these things aren’t easy to get done. But I definitely think he loves Boston."

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