Rejoice, Red Sox fans. There's hope for the 2015 season. Sox 2nd baseman and unofficial captain Dustin Pedroia expects to be ready for Opening Day 2015, manager John Farrell told the Red Sox official website this morning. Farrell said that Pedey has full range of motion in his left thumb, and Pedroia himself said that he says that he should be able to get in a fairly full off-season workout, despite needing 2 more months to recover from the wrist surgery he underwent a few weeks ago.
"Pedey has quickly gotten full range of motion in the thumb. And he's still in the early stages of recovery and rehab, but everything he has experienced has been positive," manager John Farrell said.
All good news for Sox fans, who could use any shred of good news about now. It's been a season to forget for Red Sox Nation, to say the least. At least there's plenty to look forward to next year, and Pedey back in the lineup from the start next year is another thing to add to that list. Pedey is the captain of this team, even if he doesn't have the "C" on his uniform like one Jason Varitek. He plays the game the right way and he's one of the best defensive 2nd baseman in the game and it will be great to have him back on the field next year.
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