|Feb. 17 1:51 PM PT2:51 PM MT3:51 PM CT4:51 PM ET16:51 ET21:51 GMT5:51 CST2:51 PM MST4:51 PM EST5:21 PM VEN1:51 UAE (+1)3:51 PM CT-Pedroia says his left thumb feels fine three months after surgery.
Analysis: Pedroia had an operation to repair the ulnar collateral ligament he tore in last year's season opener when he slid into first base in the ninth inning of an 8-2 win at Yankee Stadium. But he missed just two games all season, hit .301 and led the American League in plate appearances. Pedroia had a cast for about four weeks after the surgery on Nov. 13 and then worked on regaining the strength in his thumb. He says the injury bothered him a little bit last season but that it's been fixed and he feels fine. The Red Sox are scheduled to hold their first official full-squad workout on Thursday.