Mitch Moreland Hits Dustin Pedroia With Friendly Jab After Walk-Off HR

Dustin Pedroia currently isn’t playing with the Red Sox, but he’s with the club in Boston.

Well, kind of.

There’s a cardboard cutout of Pedroia near the Red Sox’s dugout out Fenway Park. Mitch Moreland recently quipped that the Pedroia cutout serves as a source of inspiration in games without fans in attendance. Moreland certainly played inspired Sunday afternoon, as his two-homer performance against the Toronto Blue Jays included a walk-off blast.

After the Red Sox’s 5-3 win, NESN’s Guerin Austin asked Moreland about the Pedroia cutout, which paved the way for the first baseman to hit his teammate with a friendly jab.

“Yeah, he’s right here. It’s the quietest I’ve ever heard Pedey, but I’m happy he’s here,” Moreland said, as seen on NESN’s Red Sox postgame coverage.

We have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before Pedroia chirps Moreland back.

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