Dustin Pedroia underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Thursday. That brings it up to 10,536 straight “successful” surgeries in Major League Baseball. We’ve not had one yet where the surgeon comes out to meet the press in blood-soaked surgical scrubs and a shaken expression saying . . . “my God . . . I don’t know what happened. I — oh dear sweet Jesus, that poor man!!” and then collapses in tears.
So Dustin Pedroia should be good to go:
From Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia today underwent a successful first dorsal compartment release and a tenosynovectomy of his left wrist.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) September 11, 2014
Pedroia has been way off his A-game this year and a good part of last year too. Bad wrists can kill a hitter. He’s 31 now. It’s not guaranteed he’ll get back to his A-game.