Pedroia in 2012
|Boston Red Sox – No. 15|
|Born: (1983-08-17) August 17, 1983 (age 29)
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 22, 2006 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through May 8, 2013)
|Runs batted in||422|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Competitor for United States|
|Pan American Games|
|Silver||Santo Domingo 2003||National team|
Dustin Luis Pedroia (born August 17, 1983) is an American professional baseball second baseman with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Pedroia has won several awards in Major League Baseball, including the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and the 2008 AL MVP award. He also won a Silver Slugger as a second baseman and a Gold Glove in 2008 and 2011. He finished second overall in the AL in batting average in 2008. In addition to his offensive performance, Pedroia has been a major defensive contributor to the Red Sox.
Pedroia is listed by Major League Baseball and the Red Sox as 5' 8" (173 cm) and 165 pounds (originally listed at 5'9" when he came up). In 2003 a USA Today article gave his height as 5' 7" (170 cm), and when he was in college the NCAA and Arizona State University gave his height as 5' 8".