Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Muddy Chicken to Re-Take The Field For First Time Today

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Red Sox second-baseman Dustin Pedroia will return to the field today for the first time since undergoing cartilage restoration surgery on his knee. The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports that The Laser Show also had microfracture surgery on his tibia. The Muddy Chicken managed to play in only 105 games last season due to those knee issues—and will turn 35-years-old on August 17th. Despite his shortened 2017 season, he was still one of the best hitters on the team—with a .293 average, .369 OBP and .760 OPS. He also knocked in 62 runs. His return sometime in May will be a welcome sight around Fenway Park.