But Pedroia appears to be going full swing early this spring — both on the health and confidence front — and he isn’t afraid to let everyone know it.
Pedroia clubbed a grand slam and went 3-for-3 in Boston’s Grapefruit League opener Thursday night, quickly letting everyone know he is fully recovered from the thumb and wrist injuries that plagued his last two campaigns.
“I knew I was back to normal in the offseason,” Pedroia told reporters after the game, a 9-8 loss to the Minnesota Twins. “Obviously I told you that, but you can only believe it if you see it. So there you go.”
“We saw Pedey get to a pitch on the inside part of the plate,” Farrell said of Pedroia’s blast, which came in the fourth inning and gave Boston an 8-6 lead. “I don’t know that we’ve seen that type of swing in a good amount of time "
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