"They made it seem like it's no big deal," Pedroia said. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia has surgery scheduled for Nov. The Red Sox, knowing Pedroia's legendary work ethic, are confident he will make a swift recovery. Tommy John surgery, a staple in the baseball landscape for decades, also includes the transfer of a ligament. "We won't know the full extent until they get in there, but we are confident he'll be ready for the season no matter what, and knowing Dustin, he will come back faster than anyone predicts," Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington wrote in an email to MLB.com.