FORT MYERS, Fla. -- When the Red Sox have their first full-squad workout Monday under the direction of new manager Ron Roenicke, they'll do so without the presence of Dustin Pedroia.
Pedroia remains home in Arizona dealing with a knee that has undergone multiple surgical procedures. He told Roenicke Wednesday that he would not be reporting to camp anytime soon.
The veteran infielder has played just nine games in the last two seasons and it would seem that he has played his last game. At some point in the next few weeks or months, it appears likely that Pedroia will announce that he can no longer play, resulting in the Red Sox releasing him.