Pedroia Clubs Grand Slam, Quickly Proclaims ‘I Knew I Was Back To Normal’

March 6, 2015 2:20 PM
Pedroia Clubs Grand Slam, Quickly Proclaims ‘I Knew I Was Back To Normal’
" BOSTON (CBS) — While Dustin Pedroia’s confidence is never in question, the second baseman’s health was a bit of a red flag heading into 2015 given the two surgeries he’s undergone over the last two years.

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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