Dustin Pedroia ran away with the AL [Rookie of the Year award] Monday.
Oh, by the way, did I mention that he played the last ~2 months of the season with a broken bone in his left hand?
Red Sox second baseman played the final two months of the season with a cracked hamate bone in his left hand, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.
Pedroia said he didn't know when the injury occurred, but that it was discovered by an MRI and bone scan on Sept. 10. Pedroia had surgery Tuesday and is wearing a soft cast. […]
Pedroia, the American League rookie of the year favorite, hit .283 with two homers and 10 RBI in the postseason. After Game 4 of the AL Championship Series, he hit .387.
Yeah. Dude's legit.
Anyway, congrats, Dustin. All of your hard work paid off – big time!
A good writeup on MLB.com