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Dustin Pedroia to see two knee specialists this week

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In non-managerial Red Sox news, Dave Dombrowski announced during this morning’s press conference that Dustin Pedroia is scheduled to see two specialists this week about his knee. Pedroia struggled through a knee issue for much of the second half, and surgery could be an option.

Pedroia, 34, is under contract with Boston through 2021 with a $16 million salary coming in 2018. He hit .293/.369/.392 (OPS+ 101) in 105 games this season.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.