Pedroia had been hampered by knee issues for much of 2017, though it’s not clear exactly what kind of surgery was performed. Sources told Abraham the procedure was ruled a success, but that there is no timetable for his recovery or rehab.
In the aftermath of the Red Sox being eliminated from the playoffs, Pedroia had reportedly been mulling whether or not to take his knee in for surgery. Earlier this month he acknowledged to ESPN’s Scott Lauber that any surgery could take “a long time” to recover from, something that was apparently playing into his line of thinking.
Pedroia hit .293/.369/.392 with seven homers and 19 doubles during his 2017 season, while appearing in just 105 games due to injuries, including two separate disabled-list stints caused by left knee inflammation. He struggled during the Red Sox brief playoff run, going just 2-for-16 in their American League Division Series loss to Houston.
The 34-year-old is under contract with Boston through 2021, and is owed a total of $56 million over the next four seasons.