The Boston Red Sox are reeling. After beginning the season 7-3, the team has lost three consecutive games and eight of its last 10 on the way down to the American League East cellar.

The offense, projected to be prolific, has stumbled. The pitching never even gained a foothold to stumble from.

So it was under those conditions that a few Red Sox veterans — namely David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia — held a players-only meeting behind closed doors Saturday afternoon following the Red Sox’s 7-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Pedroia wouldn’t divulge what was said in the meeting, but the Red Sox second baseman remained positive about Boston’s lackluster May when he spoke to reporters on “Red Sox Final.”


“You find out a lot about your team, yourself, everybody when you go through tough times,” Pedroia said. “We’ve got to try to find a way to come together and play better.”

Hear more from Pedroia in the video above.

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