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Hot Stove Lunch: Dustin Pedroia’s latest setback likely means the end

For the past few seasons, Dustin Pedroia has tried gamely to continue his career.

He's undergone multiple surgeries and procedures and endured untold hours of rehab, all in order to get back on the field. In the face of all evidence suggesting a comeback was impossible, Pedroia kept trying. For that he should be commended.

But now, finally, it appears he's come to the end. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reported Tuesday that Pedroia had suffered a "significant setback,'' in his efforts and was assessing what to do next with family members and representatives.