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Finally healthy, Dustin Pedroia proclaims ‘I’m not messing around’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dustin Pedroia seems pleased these days. The latest bit of good news was clubhouse manager Tommy McLaughlin presenting the second baseman with the stickers for the handle end of his bats. The excitement was only amped up upon seeing the stickers image that had a silouette image of Sasquatch with the […]
Boston Herald Mar 1, 2015
Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia back on same side

Hanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia back on same side

FORT MYERS — Dustin Pedroia hadn’t been in camp for more than 20 minutes last week when Hanley Ramirez wandered into the Red Sox clubhouse and spotted the second baseman.“Smurf!” Ramirez shouted from across the room.Pedroia spun, as though pivoting to turn a double play. It had been years since he was called by that unfortunate nickname. But there was no mistaking the voice, or the smile beaming back at him. It was classic Hanley.

Leadoff spot a question mark at this point

FORT MYERS -- Who will bat leadoff for the Red Sox in 2015? Manager John Farrell said Shane Victorino was a candidate to bat first. Seven different players started games in the leadoff position for the Sox last season, led by Brock Holt, with 93 starts. Three other players had 10 more starts at leadoff: Dustin Pedroia 26, Mookie Betts 22, and Grady Sizemore 10. With Holt out for the last month of the season with concussive symptoms, Betts’ last 20 starts came in the leadoff spot.

Takeaways from the Fort: Baserunning in focus

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Takeaways from Day 8 of Red Sox camp at the Fort: The Sox worked on situational base-running drills Friday morning, a spirited exercise conducted by third-base coach Brian Butterfield in which he would bark out a situation – “one out, need to score from first” -- and the base-runners would react to wherever minor-league coach Chad Epperson would hit the ball. Besides seeing Dustin Pedroia running like it was a game in September, the drill had its share of humor: watching guys like David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval and Xander Bogaerts when they were the base-runners going...
Over the Monster Feb 27, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Rusney Castillo, Clay Buchholz, Shane Victorino

Today's links look at the top-20 prospects in Boston's system, the players' feelings on the pace of play rules, and two possible key members of the rotation. Should we just assume Rusney Castillo is the starting center fielder on Opening Day? (John Tomase; WEEI.com) Clay Buchholz is feeling good heading into what will be a very important season for him. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) John Farrell doesn't anticipate any problems from Ortiz with respect to the pace of play rules, which also have another critic in Dustin Pedroia. (Jen McCaffrey; Masslive.com) Minor League Ball has released...
Full Count | WEEI Feb 26, 2015

Dustin Pedroia can see where David Ortiz is coming from: ‘Baseball’s not a drive-thru’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dustin Pedroia could only laugh. When the Red Sox second baseman heard David Ortiz go off on Wednesday about new MLB pace-of-game rules. “I think it was the first time he heard of it,” Pedroia said Thursday. “The first reaction is always pretty good [from Ortiz]. I just laughed. You never […]
Athletics Nation Feb 25, 2015

Former Oakland A's second baseman Mark Ellis retires

Former Oakland Athletics second baseman Mark Ellis will retire, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 1999, Ellis played for the A's from 2002-2011 after arriving with Cory Lidle in a three-team trade for Angel Berroa, A.J. Hinch, and Ben Grieve. In my memory and probably yours too, Ellis's defense is what stands out. Slusser writes, "Ellis retires with a .991 fielding percentage, fifth all time among second baseman." Above him? Craig Counsell, Dustin Pedroia, Jose Oquendo, and Placido Polanco. His big range for popups were always my...
Fenway Nation Feb 22, 2015

Muddy Chicken 'Threatens' Globe's Shaughnessy

There are no limits to the feistiness of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. He's even "threatening" a reporter from a newspaper owned by his boss, John Henry. The good-natured barb came in the Boston clubhouse, when Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy informed The Laser Show that he had recently broken his collarbone. Responded Pedroia, "If you get smart with me, I'll break the other one.'' Welcome to the laid-back Red Sox camp.
The Republican Feb 21, 2015

Red Sox spring training: Attendance report, Dustin Pedroia's playing time and other notes

News, notes and observations from Red Sox spring training on Saturday.

Takeaways from first day of Sox workouts

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A few takeaways from the first official day of workouts in Red Sox camp: • The Sox announced that manager John Farrell has been given a two-year contract extension that will take him through the 2017 season, with an option for 2018. • Second baseman Dustin Pedroia arrived and says he’s fully healthy after two years of thumb and wrist issues. David Ortiz and Allen Craig are the only two position players who have yet to show up, even though the official reporting date for position players is Tuesday.

Farrell extension music to Pedroia's ears

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Dustin Pedroia and John Farrell go way back. Pedroia arrived in Boston in 2006. A year later, the Red Sox hired Farrell as pitching coach. They admired each other’s work ethic for the three years Farrell served in that job, with Pedroia winning the American League Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the MVP in 2008. Farrell left in 2011 to manage the Blue Jays but returned in 2013 as manager and led the Red Sox to the World Series title.
The Republican Feb 21, 2015

Red Sox spring training: A healthy Dustin Pedroia has arrived

A healthy Dustin Pedroia arrived in Red Sox camp on Saturday rearing to go.
Over the Monster Feb 21, 2015

Dustin Pedroia arrives at spring training, threatens Dan Shaughnessy

Dustin Pedroia has arrived at spring training, and he is feisty. Dustin Pedroia is in Fort Myers, which means spring training just became a whole lot more quotable. The Boston Globe's Dan Shaughnessy was trying to tell Pedroia about his unfortunate winter, and Pedey responded in a jokingly threatening manner. (He was joking, right?) Me: "I broke my collarbone last month." Pedroia: "If you get smart with me, I'll break the other one.'' — Dan Shaughnessy (@Dan_Shaughnessy) February 21, 2015 Pedroia already knows some of his new teammates, like Hanley Ramirez, who had a nickname saved...

Ramirez, 'Smurf' Pedroia get reacquainted

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Newly-arrived Dustin Pedroia had just finished speaking with a cluster of reporters in the Red Sox clubhouse Saturday morning when a familiar voice greeted him from the other side of the room. “Hey Smurf," said Hanley Ramirez. “Don’t be short-hopping any throws to me," Pedroia shot back with a smile as he went over to embrace Ramirez, Pedroia’s teammate in Double-A Portland 10 years ago. Pedroia, who had been drafted as a shortstop by the Sox in 2004, was moved to second base to make way for Ramirez.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 21, 2015

Morning Fort: Dustin Pedroia arrives healthy, proclaims ‘everyone’s fired up and ready to go’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dustin Pedroia has had enough of hand surgeries. He’s also had enough of last place finishes. He and the Red Sox have proven the ability to overcome both over the last two seasons. He’s hoping to repeat the comeback story again in 2015. Last September, Pedroia had season-ending surgery on his […]

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