Boston Red Sox captain Dustin Pedroia is still pondering the future of his career as a professional baseball player after constant injuries have nearly ruined him to retirement. Despite everything, Peddy is still in rehabilitation work, harboring the possibility of making one last attempt to return to the majors.
Dustin Pedroia, who is out for the season recovering from knee surgery, is expected to join the Red Sox for the series in Colorado.— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 25, 2019
Pedroia was last with the team on May 31 in New York. He has been in Arizona since, contemplating his future.
With that in mind, Pedroia has traveled with the Red Sox to Coors Field to face the Colorado Rockies, in a 2007 World Series reissue, which the Red Sox beat the locals, which meant the first ring in Pedroia's career in his rookie season feeling with the Red Sox.
Pedroia spoke with Jon Couture of Boston.com about what the rehabilitation period has been:
Some days I feel good, but an hour later it costs me a lot to walk. That is the hardest right now. The players play 162 games in a span of 183 days, more or less, and for me it is already difficult to do an hour of exercises without feeling pain in the knee. Only time will tell if I can continue with this.
Pedroia is still under contract with the Boston Red Sox and this season he is receiving a salary of 15 million and still has a contract until 2021. If he retires this year, he would be rejecting all the money owed to him until the end of his pact with Boston.