The Boston Herald today reports that Dustin Pedroia played the final two months of the season and the playoffs with a broken hand.
“Some days I would wake up and it would be hard to grip a bat,” Pedroia said. “I changed my grip a little bit on the bat and went from there. It was just one of those things you know you have to take care of after the season, but you have to play through. … We just had to find a way to fight through it.”
Rob Bradford, who scores his second big scoop in a week (having been the first to report the Schilling deal would likely get done), also tells us that when the surgeon went to remove the hamate bone, it "crumbled."
For the record, Pedroia put up a .324/.368/.462 line the final two months of the season, and hit big home runs in ALCS Game 7 and World Series Game 1.
Eat that, Eckstein!