Red Sox Second Baseman Dustin Pedroia Looking To Have A Comeback Season In 2018
Second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a difficult 2017 season for the Boston Red Sox. Plagued with both a wrist and knee injury throughout the season, he was limited to playing in just 105 games. He also was apart of a controversy involving Baltimore Orioles player Manny Machado in which he seemed to throw his team under bus. After what seemed to be a dirty takeout slide of Pedroia by Machado, Red Sox’s reliever Matt Barnes retaliated with a pitch to the head of Machado. Pedroia later apologized to Machado, referring to it being them not him in relation to his team’s actions. This apparent separation from his teammates did not sit well with fans. After the season, Pedroia underwent knee surgery that will delay his participation in the 2018 season. Despite this, the Red Sox second basemen is looking forward to the 2018 season where he hopes to restore both his health and his image. He finished the 2017 season with 7 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a .293 average.