Dustin Pedroia has been battling a thumb injury since Opening Day. (Getty Images) Dustin Pedroia has been battling a thumb injury since Opening Day. (Getty Images)

Dustin Pedroia completely tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb while sliding into first base against the Yankees on Opening Day. Pedroia has since started all 53 games on the Boston schedule.

Asked if the injury was now fully healed, Pedroia told ESPN, "I feel fine. I feel normal."

Red Sox manager John Farrell took things a step further by telling ESPN that Pedroia is "100 percent."

 

Pedroia has a sparkling .332 batting average on the season but his power numbers are down, which could be linked to the issue with his thumb. The second baseman has just three home runs on the year.

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