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Dustin Pedroia tells Bradfo Sho he's eyeing being ready for Opening Day

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January 11, 2018 - 4:30 pm

When Dustin Pedroia had offseason knee surgery, the expectation was that he would miss a good chunk of time to open the year. 

Well, that might not actually be the case.

Appearing on the Bradfo Sho podcast, Pedroia told Rob Bradford he's eyeing being ready for Opening Day.

“That’s the difference of having my knee fixed than to when it wasn’t fixed — I couldn’t hit any miles per hour," he said. "I couldn’t make gains because physically my knee was blowing out. I could only get to a point to where I could last a four-hour game. Now, I am getting ready for 162 [games> plus the playoffs. That is my mindset and that is how I feel. My legs are strong again.

"I am hoping I get cleared next Wednesday to start running and get after it. That leaves me enough time to get to spring training to where I’m apart of it from the get-go and that is all I want.”

Listen to the full podcast by clicking here.

 

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 59: Dustin Pedroia is eyeing Opening Day

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who offers the most detailed account of his knee issues to date, admitting he is planning on being ready for Opening Day. Pedroia explains why the dynamic with his former teammate and good friend, Alex Cora serving as his manager won't be an issue, also elaborating on how playing in Boston has changed over the years.

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