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Dustin Pedroia offers thoughts on Andrew Luck's retirement decision

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Dustin Pedroia offers thoughts on Andrew Luck's retirement decision

Andrew Luck's sudden retirement announcement on Saturday at the young age of 29 was a shock to many, but Dustin Pedroia understands the former Colts quarterback's decision.

Luck had dealt with a myriad of injuries throughout his career including concussions, a shoulder sprain, lacerated kidney, torn labrum, and most recently a calf strain. He said in his emotional press conference he finally decided the mental toll of injury rehab outweighed his joy of the game, and thus opted to call it a career.

As someone who's suffered his own fair share of injuries over the last couple of years, Pedroia gets where Luck is coming from. The Red Sox second baseman said what he's gone through pales in comparison to Luck, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com

“Shoot, he has been hit a lot more than I have,” Pedroia said. “I’ve been hit once. He has been hit 400 times or something.”

Pedroia has played in only nine games over the last two seasons due to knee injuries. The 36-year-old has undergone multiple knee surgeries, so if anyone can relate when it comes to the hardships of injury rehab, it's him.

“It’s a different sport, man. Every case is different,” Pedroia said. “But going through rehab processes is tough. You get opinions, you hear everything. You’ve just got to put your head down and do it. It kind of wears you out.”

Pedroia remains on crutches after undergoing a joint preservation procedure on his left knee earlier this month. Unlike Luck, the 2008 American League MVP has not yet indicated any desire to hang 'em up.

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Mitch Moreland re-signs with Red Sox on one-year deal

Mitch Moreland re-signs with Red Sox on one-year deal

Mitch Moreland will return to Boston for the 2020 season.

The 34-year-old first baseman has re-signed with the Red Sox on a one-year deal with a club option for 2021, the team announced Tuesday. 


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It's a $3 million contract for Moreland, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Moreland missed time with multiple injuries in 2019, hitting .252 with 19 home runs and 58 RBI in 91 games.

To make room for Moreland on the roster, right-hander Denyi Reyes was designated for assignment.

Hyundai releases Super Bowl commercial featuring David Ortiz, John Krasinski

Hyundai releases Super Bowl commercial featuring David Ortiz, John Krasinski

Hyundai will have a new commercial during Super Bowl LIV, but the car company released the full version of that ad Monday.

The commercial will be very relatable to anyone from Boston. 

The star-studded cast has plenty of Boston ties, including actors Chris Evans and John Krasinski, former "Saturday Night Live" star Rachel Dratch, as well as Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz, who appears at the end of the ad. The commercial focuses on a new feature from Hyundai called "remote smart parking assist", or "smaht pahk," for anyone saying it with a Boston accent.

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Check out the minute-long commercial in the video below:

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