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‘Good news’ on Dustin Pedroia’s thumb surgery

ORLANDO — Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did not require a graft to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. Dr. Donald Sheridan did a less invasive procedure in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday.

“It was the less complicated of the two possibilities. So that was good news,” said general manager Ben Cherington, who swapped text messages with Pedroia. “It sounded like everything went well.”

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