Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is the VA Hero of the Week, proudly presented by VA Healthcare.

NESN.com’s Rachel Holt shares what Pedroia had to say after his return to the lineup in Boston’s home opener at Fenway Park on Tuesday. Before that, he hadn’t played in a Major League game in 315 days.

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