Dustin Luis Pedroia was born on August 17,1983 and is an American former professional baseball second baseman who played his entire Major League Baseball career for the Boston Red Sox, from 2006 to 2019.
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Dustin Pedroia was a four-time All-Star, and won the American League Rookie of The Year Award in 2007 and the AL Most Valuable Player and Silver Slugger Award in 2008.
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Dustin Pedroia has received four Gold Glove Awards and was named AL Defensive Player of the Year in 2013.
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Dustin Pedroia became a full-time player in 2007, winning the AL Rookie of the Year Award.
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Dustin Pedroia was the last player from the 2007 World Series team to leave the club.
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Dustin Pedroia was a proficient contact hitter with a very low strikeout rate and "a surprising amount of power", whose defense at second base has been rated significantly above-average.
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Dustin Pedroia attended Woodland High School and played football and baseball.
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Ultimately, Dustin Pedroia stayed at shortstop, while Kinsler ended up at second base before transferring to the University of Missouri.
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Dustin Pedroia suffered through an early-season hitting slump, but recovered, later putting up a 13-game hitting streak and a five-hit game against the Giants.
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Dustin Pedroia won the AL Rookie of the Year award and was selected to the 2007 Topps Major League Rookie All-Star Team.
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Dustin Pedroia homered in the first at bat of the series, making him only the second player, and the first rookie, to lead off the Series with a home run.
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Dustin Pedroia was defensively great, making only six errors through 157 games, saving +9.
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Dustin Pedroia was hitless through the first three games of the 2008 ALDS, recording only an RBI double in Game 4.
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Dustin Pedroia hit a home run in his first at bat of the 2009 season.
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Dustin Pedroia was selected to start for the 2009 AL All Star Team.
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However, Dustin Pedroia had to withdraw from the team to stay with his wife Kelli, who was experiencing pregnancy complications with the couple's first child.
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Dustin Pedroia achieved his first multi-home run game on September 8,2009, against the Orioles.
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The next day, Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off his foot in an at-bat versus the Giants.
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Dustin Pedroia was under doctor's orders not to put weight on his injured foot for two weeks, but continued to practice fielding grounders while on his knees.
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Dustin Pedroia was represented in negotiations by Sam Levinson and Seth Levinson of ACES Inc.
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Dustin Pedroia bounced back from his injury-affected 2012 season to become the only player on the Red Sox to play more than 150 games during the team's 2013 regular season, playing in 160 games.
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In November 2013, Dustin Pedroia underwent thumb surgery to repair a torn UCL, an injury he suffered when sliding to first base on opening day.
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In May 2014, Dustin Pedroia hit his 100th career home run and his 300th career double.
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Dustin Pedroia hit only four home runs before the 2014 All Star break, and his hitting productivity dropped to league average.
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Dustin Pedroia walked once during the streak, thus reaching base safely over 12 consecutive plate appearances.
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Dustin Pedroia tied for second in the AL in double plays grounded into, with 24.
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Dustin Pedroia won the 2016 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award for second base, in all of MLB.
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On October 25, it was revealed that Dustin Pedroia underwent surgery on his knee for a complete cartilage restoration, meaning that he would miss the start of the 2018 season.
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On September 7, the Red Sox announced that Dustin Pedroia would take no further part in any action for the remainder of 2018.
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On March 7,2019, Dustin Pedroia made his spring training debut, hitting a single in his lone at bat of the game while playing in the field for two innings; it was his first game action since May 2018.
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On February 1,2021, Dustin Pedroia announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after 14 seasons.
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Dustin Pedroia has garnered multiple nicknames during his time in Boston, including Pedey, the Laser Show, and the Muddy Chicken.
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Dustin Pedroia's family is of Swiss Italian and Portuguese heritage.
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Dustin Pedroia enjoys playing the game cribbage; he and former manager Terry Francona used to play together.
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On January 9,2009, Dustin Pedroia was named as the cover athlete of the baseball video game MLB 09: The Show, and appeared in several commercials for the game.
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Dustin Pedroia later clarified his comments saying he was only joking and his comments were taken out of context.
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