Pedroia one week away
Close your eyes right now and open them exactly seven days from now and Dustin Pedroia should be standing at second base for the Red Sox for their game at Fenway Park against the Angels.
Yes, Pedroia passed his running tests with flying colors today. The only thing he didn’t do was run the bases, which he will do tomorrow and Thursday. As long as that goes off without incident, he will have one last check-up with Dr. George Theodore on Friday and then go play for Pawtucket for two games (Saturday and Sunday) before joining the Sox.
Look for Jason Varitek to come back in late August or early September. He has consistently been a week to 10 days behind Pedroia in terms of recovery.