Pedroia says thumb feels fine

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who had offseason thumb surgery, took batting practice on Monday and says he feels fine.

Two weeks after the Red Sox won the World Series, Pedroia had surgery to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He wore a cast for about a month.

He hit just nine homers last season, the fewest since he had eight as a rookie. He admitted the injury hampered him.

"A little bit, but it's fine now," he said, according to Associated Press. "It's fixed up, man. It's good. It's good to go.

"The rehab was great. I feel healthy and there's no setbacks, no restrictions or anything."

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