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Dustin Pedroia has knee surgery

Boston--4/28/16- Boston red Sox vs Atlanta Braves. Sox Dustin Pedroia runs full speed as he rounds 1st base on the way to second base on a 1st inning double hit to right field. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)
Boston--4/28/16- Boston red Sox vs Atlanta Braves. Sox Dustin Pedroia runs full speed as he rounds 1st base on the way to second base on a 1st inning double hit to right field. Boston Globe staff Photo by John Tlumacki (sports)(John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)

Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had surgery on his left knee Thursday at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The procedure, done by team orthopedist Dr. Peter Asnis, repaired a partially torn meniscus. He also had damaged cartilage removed.

Pedroia was injured in Toronto on Sept. 10 but missed only two games the rest of the season. He sat out the Sept. 20 game at Baltimore specifically to receive treatment on the injury.

According to the Sox, Pedroia will be ready for spring training.

It was at least the sixth surgical procedure Pedroia has had since 2007. He had surgery on his left wrist in 2014, left thumb in 2013, left foot in 2010 and ’11, and left wrist in 2007.

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Pedroia hit .318 with an .825 OPS this season. He was fourth in the majors with 201 hits, his most since 2008.


Peter Abraham can be reached at peter.abraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.