Dustin Pedroia is looking like his old self.
The Boston Red Sox second baseman, whose power has dropped in recent years because of thumb and wrist injuries, is healthy to start the 2015 campaign, and it shows. Pedroia launched his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday’s 7-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays after hitting just seven blasts in 130 games in 2014.
Pedey certainly seems to be heating up for the Red Sox, and manager John Farrell believes that’s a testament to the second baseman’s health.
“We know when he’s right, he’s able to take that well-above average fastball that’s up and in and turn on it, and he’s done it a couple times,” Farrell said. “So, we saw early on that the hand was strong, his swing was free and he was able to get to pitches in areas that in the last couple years have been a struggle for him.”
Check out the video above to hear more from Farrell on Pedroia.
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