The Red Sox announced Wednesday that Dustin Pedroia underwent a successful left knee joint preservation procedure on Tuesday, but no further details were provided by the team.
According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, it was a chondroplasty, which is generally done with a substance like plaster, but used for biogenetic materials. Essentially, it was to strengthen the bones.
More details on Pedroia surgery: It was a chondroplasty which is generally done with a substance like plaster but used biogenetic materials. Essentially it was to strengthen the bones. Also dealt with bone spurs
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) August 7, 2019
The procedure was not the one recommended to him at the end of last season.
"No, this is a different one," Alex Cora said on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria. "I think it is not to the extreme of the one that was recommended, but something -- he's still trying. He still wants to feel better, so we'll see how it goes."
Pedroia has played in just nine big league games since the start of the 2017 season.